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Akrab Algiedi Almagest Alpha Beta Alpha Name Alpherat ancient asterisms Andromeda apud Ideler Aquarius Arabic names Arabs called Arctos Argo Navis ased Asellus Asellus Australis Asellus Borealis Australis Azelfafge Azimech belly Borealis Burj Canis Canis Minor Cepheus Cetus Chained Lady Cicero's Aratus claws Constellation Corona corrupted Crab Cygni Delta Dervish's Dish dhahr Dhifda Elasippus Epsilon Feras Fish Fore-Dog Frog Gamma Gemini girdle goat Gomeiza grape gatherer Greeks called Haedi Hamal He-Goat Hebrew Hydra Iota Jawza Jidi Jugulae Kaitain Kalb Kappa Kaws Kneeler Lambda Latin names Latins called Libra lion lucky star Maia Meaning Minor mizar Moonstation Moonstation f Name on charts Ophiuchus Orion Pegasus Persian Pisces Pleiades Polaris Pollux Praesepe Procyon rabic Ras The head Rasalgethi Scorpio Scorpion Septentrio Serpent Simak Spica Star-names Stars and Constellations Swan Tail Tania Tarazed Taurus Tawr Theta Thoreyya Thuban Twins Ursa Virgo Vultur Waggon Waki whale Winged Horse Zeta Zodiac
Page v - Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces; the whole occupying a complete circle, or broad belt, in the heavens, called the Zodiac.
Page 8 - ... represent the four wheels, and the three others will represent the three horses. Above the centre of the three horses any one with clear sight may perceive a small star of the fifth or sixth magnitude, called the Cavalier. Each of these several stars is indicated, as is usual with all the constellations, by a Greek letter, the largest being denoted by the first letter. Thus the 4 stars in the quadrilateral are a, /3, y, S, and the 3 tail stars 6, £, 77.
Page 37 - THE TWELVE CONSTELLATIONS OF THE ZODIAC. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Virgin.
Page ii - ... altogether devoid of interest, nor unworthy attention even in such practical days as our own. The work before us is a neat little volume, written with just this purpose, to exhibit the meaning and correct the spelling of the old star-names. It is intended as the forerunner of a larger book which the author hopes to publish later on, upon the Names connected with the Stars and Constellations ; but fearing lest he should find himself forestalled, and should so lose all credit for the arduous labours...
Page iii - Cycle,' as he says, p. 4, that " no English writer on Astronomy seems to have had any interest in tracing these ' Star Names ' to their original language and thus assigning some meaning to them.