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star constellation

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Ursa Major
contains Big Dipper , two outside stars on dipper point to the North Star, used to find other constellations in the sky
Ursa Minor
little dipper,contains North Star ,North Star is the only visible star in little dipper
Queen Cassiopeia
named for ethopian queen , looks like disturted m or w
King Cephus
named after Cassiopeia's husband ,located on opposite of North Star , contains gamma cephi
Andromeda
daughter of Cephus and Cassiopeia , tethered to a rock to be eaten by a whale
Perseus
killed the whale and saved Andromeda, looks like holding a sword contains star- Algol
Leo
contains star- Regulus and -Sikle
Gemini
contains stars -Castor and- Pallux
Orion
brightest constellation, you can see sword , club , sheild and belt , contains stars - Betelgeuse and -Rigel and has the Great Nebula
Tarus
you can see long horns and red eyes ,contains stars -Aldebaron and-Pleides
Sorpius
contains star -Antares
Sagitarus
amed bow and arrow pointed at Sorpius, groups of stars form a 4 sided called Milk Dipper or Tea pot inside Sagitarus
Centarus
has body of a horse and head ,chest ,arms of a human,contians stars - Beta Centauri and- Alpha Centauri
Southern Cross
the upright bar is in line with the south axis on the earth