Northern hemisphere constellations

Northern hemisphere constellations

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Caption: Northern hemisphere constellations. Diagram showing a method for using the constellation of Ursa Major (centre) to locate (using the red arrows) the stars of four other constellations in the northern hemisphere. The upper set of 'pointer' stars are used to locate the star Polaris in Ursa Minor (upper left). The red arrow perpendicular to the bottom 'pointer' star indicates the direction of Castor and Pollux (the twin stars) in Gemini (upper right). A lower set of 'pointer' stars are used to find Regulus in Leo (lower right). Finally, the curve of Ursa Major's 'handle' points towards Arcturus in Bootes (lower left). The constellation of Cassiopeia is at upper left. For this diagram without the labels, see R550/580.

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