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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]
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 "Astronomical symbols" contains 58 astronomical symbols and astrological signs of Solar system planets, stars, Sun, Moon, Earth, constellations, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, comet, Zodiac signs.
"Astronomical symbols are symbols used to represent various celestial objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in astronomy. The earliest forms of these symbols appear in Greek papyri of late antiquity. The Byzantine codices in which the Greek papyri were preserved continued and extended the inventory of astronomical symbols. New symbols were further invented to represent many just-discovered planets and minor planets discovered in the 18th-20th centuries.
All these symbols were once commonly used by professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, and astrologers. While they are still commonly used in almanacs and astrological publications, their occurrence in published research and texts on astronomy is relatively infrequent, with some exceptions such as the Sun and Earth symbols appearing in astronomical constants, and certain zodiacal signs used to represent the solstices and equinoxes." [Astronomical symbols. Wikipedia]
The pictograms example "Design elements - Astronomical symbols" 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
Astronomical signs
Astronomical signs, Venus, V, Uranus, U, Taurus, Tau, Sun, Star, Solar radius, Solar mass, Solar luminosity, Solar effective temperature 	, Scorpius, Sco, Saturn, S, Sagittarius, Sgr, Quadrature, Pisces, Psc, Opposition, New moon, Neptune, Moon, or last-quarter moon, Moon, or first-quarter moon, Mercury, Me, Mars, Ma, Leo, Jupiter, J, Gemini, Gem, Full moon, Earth, E, Descending node, Conjunction, Comet, Capricornus, Cap	, Cancer, Cnc, Ascending node, Aries, Ari, Aquarius, Aqr, 9 Metis, 8 Flora, 7 Iris, 6 Hebe, 5 Astraea, 4 Vesta, 37 Fides, 3 Juno, 29 Amphitrite, 28 Bellona, 26 Proserpina, 2 Pallas, 19 Fortuna, 18 Melpomene, 17 Thetis, 16 Psyche, 15 Eunomia, 14 Irene, 134340 Pluto, 13 Egeria, 12 Victoria, 11 Parthenope, 10 Hygeia, 1 Ceres,
The vector stencils library "Qualifying" contains 56 qualifying symbols of radiation, polarity, phase, windings, wire, ground, connection, connector, coaxial, electret.
Use these signs to annotate or specify characteristics of objects in electrical drawings, electronic schematics, circuit diagrams, electromechanical drawings, and wiring diagrams, cabling layout diagrams.
"An electrical drawing, is a type of technical drawing that shows information about power, lighting, and communication for an engineering or architectural project. Any electrical working drawing consists of "lines, symbols, dimensions, and notations to accurately convey an engineering's design to the workers, who install the electrical system on the job".
A complete set of working drawings for the average electrical system in large projects usually consists of:
(1) A plot plan showing the building's location and outside electrical wiring.
(2) Floor plans showing the location of electrical systems on every floor.
(3) Power-riser diagrams showing panel boards.
(4) Control wiring diagrams.
(5) Schedules and other information in combination with construction drawings.
Electrical drafters prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair electrical equipment and wiring in communication centers, power plants, electrical distribution systems, and buildings." [Electrical drawing. Wikipedia]
The signs example "Design elements - Qualifying" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electrical Engineering solution from the Engineering area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Qualifying symbols
Qualifying symbols, special connector, cable indicator, radiation, radiation travel, direction, positive polarity, phase, windings, wire, connection, zigzag, phase, windings, wire, connection, star, phase, windings, wire, connection, polygon, phase, windings, wire, connection, fork, phase, windings, wire, connection, double star, phase, windings, wire, connection, double delta, phase, windings, wire, connection, delta, phase, windings, wire, connection, neutral, conductor, negative polarity, multiple-phase, electret, coaxial line, coaxial,

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