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- The Constellations Of Spring.

- Hercules (her´-kū-lēz)—the Kneeler.

- Ursa Minor (er´-sa Mi´-nor)—the Little Bear. (face North.)

- Ursa Major (er´sa Mā´-jor)—the Great Bear. (face North.)

- Cetus (sē´-tus)—the Whale. (face Southeast.)

- Corvus (kôr´-vus)—the Crow. (face South.)

- Leo (le´o)—the Lion. (face South.)

- Auriga (â-ri´-ga)—the Charioteer. (face Northwest.)

- The Diagrams.

- Coma Berenices (kō´-ma Ber-e-ni´-sez)—berenice's Hair.

- The Constellations Of Autumn.

- Andromeda (an-drom´-e-dä)—the Chained Lady.

- Scorpius (skôr´-pi-us)—the Scorpion. (face South.)

- Aquarius (a-kwā´ri-us)—the Water Carrier. (face Southwest.)

- Ophiuchus (of-i-ū-kus)—the Serpent Bearer, And Serpens. (face Southwest.)


musca (mus´-kä)—the Fly. (face Southeast.)








Location.—Musca lies between Triangulum and Aries, the diagram clearly defining its position.


The four stars composing it form a group shaped like the letter "Y."


There is nothing of particular interest to be noted in this asterism. It does not appear on modern star charts and is considered obsolete.


So great is the distance that separates us from the stars that as for the great majority had they been blotted out of existence before the Christian era, we of to-day should still receive their light and seem to see them just as we do. When we scan the nocturnal skies we study ancient history. We do not see the stars as they are but as they were centuries on centuries ago.


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cetus (sē´-tus)—the Whale. (face Southeast.)





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