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Design elements - Zodiac constellations

Design elements - Zodiac constellations
The vector stencils library "Zodiac constellations" contains 12 star constellation charts.
"In Western astrology, astrological signs are the twelve 30º sectors of the ecliptic, starting at the vernal equinox (one of the intersections of the ecliptic with the celestial equator), also known as the First Point of Aries. The order of the astrological signs is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces." [Astrological sign. Wikipedia]
"Constellations.
The zodiacal signs are distinct from the constellations associated with them, not only because of their drifting apart due to the precession of equinoxes but also because the physical constellations take up varying widths of the ecliptic, so the sun is not in each constellation for the same amount of time. Thus, Virgo takes up five times as much ecliptic longitude as Scorpius. The zodiacal signs are an abstraction from the physical constellations, and each represent exactly one twelfth of the full circle, or the longitude traversed by the Sun in about 30.4 days.
Some "parazodiacal" constellations are also touched by the paths of the planets. The MUL.APIN lists Orion, Perseus, Auriga, and Andromeda. Furthermore, there are a number of constellations mythologically associated with the zodiacal ones : Piscis Austrinus, The Southern Fish, is attached to Aquarius. In classical maps, it swallows the stream poured out of Aquarius' pitcher, but perhaps it formerly just swam in it. Aquila, The Eagle, was possibly associated with the zodiac by virtue of its main star, Altair. Hydra in the Early Bronze Age marked the celestial equator and was associated with Leo, which is shown standing on the serpent on the Dendera zodiac. Corvus is the Crow or Raven mysteriously perched on the tail of Hydra.
Due to the constellation boundaries being redefined in 1930 by the International Astronomical Union, the path of the ecliptic now officially passes through thirteen constellations: the twelve traditional 'zodiac constellations' plus Ophiuchus, the bottom part of which interjects between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Ophiuchus is an anciently recognized constellation, catalogued along with many others in Ptolemy's Almagest, but not historically referred to as a zodiac constellation. The inaccurate description of Ophiuchus as a sign of the zodiac drew media attention in 1995, when the BBC Nine O'Clock News reported that "an extra sign of the zodiac has been announced by the Royal Astronomical Society". There had been no such announcement, and the report had merely sensationalized the 67-year-old 'news' of the IAU's decision to alter the number of designated ecliptic constellations." [Zodiac. Wikipedia]
The star maps example "Design elements - Zodiac constellations" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Star constellation charts
Star constellation charts, Virgo, Taurus, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Pisces, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Capricornus, Cancer, Aries, Aquarius,
The vector stencils library "Northern constellations" contains 6 star constellation maps for drawing astronomical diagrams.
"There are no markings on the night sky, though there exist many sky maps to aid stargazers in identifying constellations and other celestial objects. Constellations are prominent because their stars tend to be brighter than other nearby stars in the sky. Different cultures have created different groupings of constellations based on differing interpretations of the more-or-less random patterns of dots in the sky. Constellations were identified without regard to distance to each star, but instead as if they were all dots on a dome.
Orion is among the most prominent and recognizable constellations. The Big Dipper (which has a wide variety of other names) is helpful for navigation in the northern hemisphere because it points to Polaris, the north star.
The pole stars are special because they are approximately in line with the Earth's axis of rotation so they appear to stay in one place while the other stars rotate around them through the course of a night (or a year)." [Night sky. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - Northern constellations" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Northern constellations - Star maps
Northern constellations - Star maps, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Draco, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis,
The vector stencils library "Constellations except Zodiac, Northern and Southern" contains 47 star constellation maps.
"A star chart or star map is a map of the night sky. Astronomers divide these into grids to use them more easily. They are used to identify and locate astronomical objects such as stars, constellations and galaxies. They have been used for human navigation since time immemorial. Note that a star chart differs from an astronomical catalog, which is a listing or tabulation of astronomical objects for a particular purpose. A planisphere is a type of star chart." [Star chart. Wikipedia]
The star charts example "Design elements - Constellations except Zodiac, Northern and Southern" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Star constellation maps
Star constellation maps, Vulpecula, Vela, Triangulum, Sextans, Scutum, Sculptor, Sagitta, Pyxis, Puppis, Piscis Austrinus, Perseus, Pegasus, Orion, Ophiuchus and Serpens, Monoceros, Microscopium, Lyra, Lynx, Lupus, Lepus, Leo Minor, Lacerta, Hydra, Hercules, Grus, Fornax, Eridanus, Equuleus, Delphinus, Cygnus, Crater, Corvus, Corona Borealis, Corona Australis, Coma Berenices, Columba, Cetus, Centaurus, Canis Minor, Canis Major, Canes Venatici, Caelum, Bootes, Auriga, Aquila, Antlia, Andromeda,
The vector stencils library "Southern constellations" contains 22 icons of Southern constellations maps.
Use these star constellation charts for drawing astronomical diagrams and illustrations in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Apus
Apus, Apus,
Ara
Ara, Ara,
Carina
Carina, Carina,
Chamaeleon
Chamaeleon, Chamaeleon,
Circinus
Circinus, Circinus,
Crux
Crux, Crux,
Dorado
Dorado, Dorado,
Horologium
Horologium, Horologium,
Hydrus
Hydrus, Hydrus,
Indus
Indus, Indus,
Mensa
Mensa, Mensa,
Musca
Musca, Musca,
Norma
Norma, Norma,
Octans
Octans, Octans,
Pavo
Pavo, Pavo,
Phoenix
Phoenix, Phoenix,
Pictor
Pictor, Pictor,
Reticulum
Reticulum, Reticulum,
Telescopium
Telescopium, Telescopium,
Triangulum Australe
Triangulum Australe, Triangulum Australe,
Tucana
Tucana, Tucana,
Volans
Volans, Volans,
The vector stencils library "Constellations except Zodiac, Northern and Southern" contains 47 star constellation maps of all constellations except Zodiac, Northern (45-90 degrees) and Southern (45-90 degrees).
Use these shapes for drawing astronomical diagrams and illustrations in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Andromeda
Andromeda, Andromeda,
Antlia
Antlia, Antlia,
Aquila
Aquila, Aquila,
Auriga
Auriga, Auriga,
Bootes
Bootes, Bootes,
Caelum
Caelum, Caelum,
Canes Venatici
Canes Venatici, Canes Venatici,
Canis Major
Canis Major, Canis Major,
Canis Minor
Canis Minor, Canis Minor,
Centaurus
Centaurus, Centaurus,
Cetus
Cetus, Cetus,
Columba
Columba, Columba,
Coma Berenices
Coma Berenices, Coma Berenices,
Corona Australis
Corona Australis, Corona Australis,
Corona Borealis
Corona Borealis, Corona Borealis,
Corvus
Corvus, Corvus,
Crater
Crater, Crater,
Cygnus
Cygnus, Cygnus,
Delphinus
Delphinus, Delphinus,
Equuleus
Equuleus, Equuleus,
Eridanus
Eridanus, Eridanus,
Fornax
Fornax, Fornax,
Grus
Grus, Grus,
Hercules
Hercules, Hercules,
Hydra
Hydra, Hydra,
Lacerta
Lacerta, Lacerta,
Leo Minor
Leo Minor, Leo Minor,
Lepus
Lepus, Lepus,
Lupus
Lupus, Lupus,
Lynx
Lynx, Lynx,
Lyra
Lyra, Lyra,
Microscopium
Microscopium, Microscopium,
Monoceros
Monoceros, Monoceros,
Ophiuchus and Serpens
Ophiuchus and Serpens, Ophiuchus and Serpens,
Orion
Orion, Orion,
Pegasus
Pegasus, Pegasus,
Perseus
Perseus, Perseus,
Piscis Austrinus
Piscis Austrinus, Piscis Austrinus,
Puppis
Puppis, Puppis,
Pyxis
Pyxis, Pyxis,
Sagitta
Sagitta, Sagitta,
Sculptor
Sculptor, Sculptor,
Scutum
Scutum, Scutum,
Sextans
Sextans, Sextans,
Triangulum
Triangulum, Triangulum,
Vela
Vela, Vela,
Vulpecula
Vulpecula, Vulpecula,