Brad Snowder's Blog – July 2017 Archive (2)

Equuleus - the little horse

Equuleus is the ancient designation for this small constellation. Even Claudius Ptolemy included it on his maps as the little horse. It's the second smallest constellation, the record for smallest being held by the southern cross. It's usually drawn as just a horses head,…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 9, 2017 at 1:08am — No Comments

Eridanus - the river

Eridanus is a long narrow constellation winding like a river from Orion's kneecap to points farther south. It is probably named after Eridu, an ancient city in in old Babylonia. Over the ages various cultures have given it various names and backstories, almost all of them…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 1, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

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