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  • mahtezcatpoc
    ... I ve added the constellation index page to the links section; it might be helpful. Go on looking at other constellation figures, though. ... Aesculapius,
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2005
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      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K. Rosenberg"
      <ye-stars@i...> wrote:
      >
      > Mark wrote:
      >
      > http://www.astrosurf.com/jwisn/ophiuchus.htm
      >
      > Thank you for this site! Great resource, but be aware that
      > many constellation figures are reversed - the old "God's eye view"
      >
      > Ophiuchus, for instance, should be facing front. The way he has it,
      > Beta is the left shoulder, which is incorrect.

      I've added the constellation index page to the links section; it might
      be helpful. Go on looking at other constellation figures, though.


      >
      > (also, Asclepios was not one of the Argonauts -
      > according to Graves' Greek Myths, there is a tradition that
      Aesculapius,
      > the Physician, was on board the Argo, probably caused by a confusion
      with
      > the name of
      > Ascalaphus the Orchomenan, son of Ares)

      Uh-huh.

      >
      > > Staal's New Patterns in the Sky for instance (Staal
      > > was a leading expert in
      > > constellations and their
      > > history)
      >
      > That's a book, right? It doesn't look like
      > Astroamerica.com has it.
      >
      > Amazon has it for $16.47
      >
      > It's top-notch - a gotta-have-it, like Allen's Star Names
      >
      >
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0939923041/103-2574800-3023815?v=glance&n=2
      > 83155


      Thank you.

      Mark A. Holmes
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