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July 16, 2020, 3:28 am UTC    
December 10, 2004 12:55PM
Hi Warwick ...

I had to look it up and here it is for those others out there like me ...

What is an asterism?

An asterism is a star-pattern that is not a constellation. Asterisms may be contained within a single constellation or consist of stars belonging to different constellations. The Big and Little Dippers are asterisms within the constellations of Ursus Major and Ursus Minor. The Summer Triangle and Winter Hexagon are asterisms that include stars from several constellations.

Related Note: "Asterism" derives from the Greek word for star, aster. However, in ancient astronomical texts aster was often used for a combination of stars rather than for single stars. Aster could also refer to a planet, or to a particular configuration of planets or a conjunction of planets and stars. This usage might be implicit in Matthew's description of the Star (aster) of Bethlehem which, if it was not an angelic or supernatural phenomenon, need not have been a single s


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teacup December 10, 2004 12:36PM

nope.

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teacup December 10, 2004 08:55PM

Exactly, and thanks!

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Ahatmose December 10, 2004 12:55PM

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Martin,

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