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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 "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 "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 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,
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 "Northern constellations" contains 6 icons of Northern constellation maps.
Use these star 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
Ursa Minor
Ursa Minor, Ursa Minor,
Draco
Draco, Draco,
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia, Cassiopeia,
Cepheus
Cepheus, Cepheus,
Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis, Camelopardalis,
Ursa Major
Ursa Major, Ursa Major,
The vector stencils library "Southern constellations" contains 22 star constellations maps for drawing astronomical diagrams.
"In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms (which themselves are generally referred to in non-technical language as "constellations"), which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth's night sky.
There are also numerous historical constellations not recognized by the IAU or constellations recognized in regional traditions of astronomy or astrology, such as Chinese, Hindu and Australian Aboriginal." [Constellation. Wikipedia]
The star charts example "Design elements - Southern 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
Southern constellations - Star charts
Southern constellations - Star charts, Volans, Tucana, Triangulum Australe, Telescopium, Reticulum, Pictor, Phoenix, Pavo, Octans, Norma, Musca, Mensa, Indus, Hydrus, Horologium, Dorado, Crux, Circinus, Chamaeleon, Carina, Ara, Apus,
The vector stencils library "Zodiac constellations" contains 24 icons of Zodiac constellations star charts and Zodiac sign symbols.
Use these shapes to draw astronomical diagrams and illustrations in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area in ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Aries
Aries, Aries,
Taurus
Taurus, Taurus,
Gemini
Gemini, Gemini,
Cancer
Cancer, Cancer,
Leo
Leo, Leo,
Virgo
Virgo, Virgo,
Libra
Libra, Libra,
Scorpius
Scorpius, Scorpius,
Sagittarius
Sagittarius, Sagittarius,
Capricornus
Capricornus, Capricornus,
Aquarius
Aquarius, Aquarius,
Pisces
Pisces, Pisces,
Aries sign
Aries sign, Aries symbol, Aries sign,
Taurus sign
Taurus sign, Taurus symbol, Taurus sign,
Gemini sign
Gemini sign, Gemini symbol, Gemini sign,
Cancer sign
Cancer sign, Cancer symbol, Cancer sign,
Leo sign
Leo sign, Leo symbol, Leo sign,
Virgo sign
Virgo sign, Virgo symbol, Virgo sign,
Libra sign
Libra sign, Libra symbol, Libra sign,
Scorpius sign
Scorpius sign, Scorpius symbol, Scorpius sign,
Sagittarius sign
Sagittarius sign, Sagittarius symbol, Sagittarius sign,
Capricornus sign
Capricornus sign, Capricornus symbol, Capricornus sign,
Aquarius sign
Aquarius sign, Aquarius symbol, Aquarius sign,
Pisces sign
Pisces sign, Pisces symbol, Pisces sign,
The vector stencils library "Northern constellations" contains 6 icons of Northern constellation maps.
Use these star 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
Ursa Minor
Ursa Minor, Ursa Minor,
Draco
Draco, Draco,
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia, Cassiopeia,
Cepheus
Cepheus, Cepheus,
Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis, Camelopardalis,
Ursa Major
Ursa Major, Ursa Major,
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,
The vector stencils library "Southern constellations" contains 22 star constellations maps for drawing astronomical diagrams.
"In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms (which themselves are generally referred to in non-technical language as "constellations"), which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth's night sky.
There are also numerous historical constellations not recognized by the IAU or constellations recognized in regional traditions of astronomy or astrology, such as Chinese, Hindu and Australian Aboriginal." [Constellation. Wikipedia]
The star charts example "Design elements - Southern 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
Southern constellations - Star charts
Southern constellations - Star charts, Volans, Tucana, Triangulum Australe, Telescopium, Reticulum, Pictor, Phoenix, Pavo, Octans, Norma, Musca, Mensa, Indus, Hydrus, Horologium, Dorado, Crux, Circinus, Chamaeleon, Carina, Ara, Apus,
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 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,
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,
"Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations.
The brightest star in Pegasus is the orange supergiant Epsilon Pegasi, also known as Enif, which marks the horse's muzzle. Alpha (Markab), Beta, and Gamma, together with Alpha Andromedae (Alpheratz or Sirrah) form the large asterism known as the Square of Pegasus. Twelve star systems have been found to have exoplanets." [Pegasus (constellation). Wikipedia]
This example was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: Pegasus network.jpg. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pegasus_network.jpg]
This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. [creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en]
The astronomical diagram example "Pegasus network" 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
Pegasus network
Pegasus network, Vulpecula, Triangulum, Sagitta, Pisces, Perseus, Pegasus, Lyra, Cygnus, Cassiopeia, Capricornus, Aries, Aquila, Aquarius, Andromeda,
The vector stencils library "Stars and planets" contains 20 clipart images of sun, solar system planets and moon.
"A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the planet's energy. Some other stars are visible from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points due to their immense distance. Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations and asterisms, and the brightest stars gained proper names. Extensive catalogues of stars have been assembled by astronomers, which provide standardized star designations." [Star. Wikipedia]
"A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals. ... As scientific knowledge advanced, human perception of the planets changed, incorporating a number of disparate objects. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition has been both praised and criticized and remains disputed by some scientists because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. Although eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain "planets" under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, such as Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta (each an object in the Solar asteroid belt), and Pluto (the first-discovered trans-Neptunian object), that were once considered planets by the scientific community are no longer viewed as such." [Planet. Wikipedia]
The clipart example "Design elements - Stars and planets" 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
Stars and planets clipart
Stars and planets clipart, yellow giant, white dwarf, red giant, red dwarf, planets, half of the sun, sun, blue giant, black hole, Venus, Uranus, Sun, Solar system, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Earth,

Constellation Chart

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area. This solution offers you all needed tools for drawing the constellation chart of any complexity without difficulties.
Astronomy solution contains 4 libraries with vector objects of all variety of constellations: Constellations Except Zodiac Northern and Southern, Northern Constellations, Southern Constellations and Zodiac Constellations. Read more

Illustration Software

No science can't exist without illustrations, and especially astronomy! Illustrations help to visualize knowledge, natural phenomenons which are studied by astronomy, they equally effective help in work, during the learning process and on the conferences.
Now we have professional astronomy illustration software - ConceptDraw PRO illustration and sketching software with templates, samples and libraries of a variety of astronomy symbols, including constellations, galaxies, stars, and planet vector shapes; a whole host of celestial bodies. When drawing scientific and educational astronomy illustrations, astronomy pictures and diagrams, can help you reach for the stars! Read more

Astronomy Symbols

Are you an astronomer, astronomy teacher or student? And you need to draw astronomy pictures quick and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area will help you!
Astronomy solution provides 7 libraries with wide variety of predesigned vector objects of astronomy symbols, celestial bodies, solar system symbols, constellations, etc. Read more

Sun Solar System

ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Astronomy solution with useful tools for drawing all kinds of astronomy pictures and sun solar system illustrations.
The astronomy illustrations designed with ConceptDraw PRO are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML), printing and send via e-mail in one moment. Read more