The direction of the Gemini will be indicated by the stars Rigel and Betelgeuse of the constellation of Orion. Indeed, if we draw an imaginary line between these two stars and if we pursue this line towards the North is, we shall reach then easily the Gemini, the very vast constellation in the form of rectangle. Both more brilliant stud with the constellation is Pollux on the head of the Gemini of left (? Gem of magnitude 1,18 to 33,72 AL) and Beaver on the head of the Gemini of right (? Gem of magnitude 1,60 to 51,55 AL). This last one is in fact a system of three stars whereas Pollux is a giant. We also find in the Gemini, a beautiful opened heap. Messier 35.
Other stars of the constellation of Gemini are Wasat on the stomach of the Gemini of left (? Gem of magnitude 3,52 to 58,82 AL), Mekbuda on the left knee of the Gemini of left (? Gem of magnitude 4,03 to 1169,03 AL), Alhena on the left foot of the Gemini of left (? Gem of magnitude 1,95 to 104,81 AL), Propus on the left heel of the Gemini of right (? Gem of magnitude 3,33 to 349,21 AL) Tejat under the dress of the Gemini of right (? Gem of magnitude 2,89 to 231,81 AL), Mebsuta on the dress of the Gemini of right (? Gem of magnitude 3,08 to 903,49 AL).
The Crab, constellation of the Cancer is situated not far from the Gemini, shines the small constellation of the Cancer. It is formed by six stars. These stars are of weak brilliancy. We find in this constellation a magnificent opened heap Messier 67. The main stars of this constellation are Acubens on the right crowbar of the Cancer (? Can of magnitude 34,28 to
173,58 AL) and ? Can on the right leg of magnitude 3,55 to 290,44 AL.
Other stars of the constellation are Asellus Australis on the right eye (? Can of magnitude 3,96 to 136,07 AL), Asellus Borealis on the left eye (? Can of magnitude 4,68 to 158,48 AL), on the left crowbar of the Cancer there is (? Can of magnitude 4,05 to 298,14 AL), on the left leg turns out (? Can of magnitude 5,15 to 59,12 AL).
Lion constellation (Leo)
The constellation of the Lion becomes identified thanks to a group of stars forming a characteristic drawing of sickle. We can easily observe this constellation in our hemisphere in spring. The most brilliant star of the Lion is Regulus (? Leo). it is situated in 68 light years of the Earth. This constellation is crossed by the Sun from August 10th till September 16th. In the order of the zodiac, the constellation is situated between weakly brilliant Cancer on the West and the Virgo in the East.
This constellation contains several brilliant stars, such Regulus (? Leonis), the heart of the Lion, and Denebola (? Leonis), its tail. The Lion also indicates a sign of the zodiac corresponding to the sector of 30° of the ecliptic crossed by the Sun from July 24th till August 23rd. It is in this direction that it serves to the global location of the movement, still used in astrology.
This constellation is crossed by the Sun from October 31st till November 22nd. In the order of the zodiac, the constellation is situated between the
Virgo on the West and the Scorpio in the East. It is the modest constellation which contains no star of first magnitude. It was formerly considered as the crowbars of the scorpion (its stars pull their name), and in the classic mythology, it was the balance of Astree, the virgin goddess of the Justice.
The goddess herself being represented by a nearby constellation, the Virgo. As the name of the main stars of this constellation gives evidence of it, the Libra was originally (to Greek in particular) considered the crowbars of the constellation of the Scorpio. We think that it is about Roman which introduced this constellation. It appears in the Julian Calendar in 46 BC
The Sagittarius (this term means ” the Archer “) indicate a constellation of the zodiac. This constellation is crossed by the Sun from December 18th till January 18th. In the order of the zodiac, the constellation is situated between the Scorpio on the West and the Capricorn in the East. We also call it Arcifere (that is ” the carrier of bow “). In the Greek mythology, the Sagittarius would represent the centaur Pholus, although certain sources associate it rather with Crotos or even with Chiron (itself associated with the constellation of the Centaur); it would be aiming at the Scorpio with its bow.
When the Scorpio is visible, the Sagittarius finds a way easily, by its shape. It is situated in the axis of two ” eyes of the cat ” of the tail of the Scorpio. The constellation is easily recognizable by an asterism in shape of teapot.
The Capricorn, or Goat, indicates a constellation of the zodiac. This constellation is crossed by the Sun from January 19th till February 15th. In the order of the zodiac, the constellation is situated between the Sagittarius on the West and the Aquarius in the East. The Capricorn also indicates a sign of the zodiac corresponding to the sector of 30 ° of the ecliptic crossed by the Sun from December 21st till January 20th.
It is in this direction that it serves to the global location of the movement, still used in astrology. The constellation is relatively easy to place with regard to big adaptations: it is situated on the straight and narrow which leaves the Great Bear, passes by the heart of the Dragon and by the head, to come to touch Vega de la Lyre, then Altair.