Learn to recognize constellations portfolio



This page allows you to visually recognize the major constellations of the northern hemisphere from a "real" sky and to identify themselves in relation to other constellations.
                     
The easiest way is to first find the constellation of Ursa Major that is one of the most recognizable constellations. Then, from the segment of the opposite edge "from the handle of the bowl", you must report 5 times the distance of this segment while remaining in alignment to find the Polaris Star. This star has the distinction of being almost aligned with the earth's rotation axis (northern hemisphere) and the visual result is to have all the constellations turning around from East (raising) to West (setting) with a maximum height at the meridian position (i.e. South direction)

(Click on an image to switch to large format and in order to have the overlay drawings with the stars and then next to continue with other constellations)




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Eagle constellation

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Eagle constellation (drawing)

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Cygnus constellation

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Cygnus constellation (drawing)

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Cepheus constellation

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Cepheus constellation (drawing)

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Draco constellation

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Draco constellation (drawing)

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Ursa Major constellation

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Ursa Major constellation (drawing)

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Hercules constellation

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Hercules constellation (drawing)

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Perseus constellation

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Perseus constellation (drawing)

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Pegasus constellation

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Pegasus constellation (drawing)

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The aim of this website is to share photos, technics, materials with feedback from me and from others amateur astronomers.

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