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Astronomy and Astrology

Astronomy and astrology require from the specialists permanent drawing wide variety of illustrations, sketches. It’s convenient for astronomers and astrologers to have software that will help design them quick and easy. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area is exactly what they need.

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.

Astronomy Pictures

Every day astronomers of the whole world and astronomy-related people draw wide variety of astronomy pictures, make the photos of various astronomic events, solar and planets activities.
ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Astronomy solution from the Science and Education area is the best choice for astronomy specialists. It gives the possibility to design professional looking astronomy pictures in a few minutes.

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.

Solar System Symbols

Astronomy solution provides the Stars and Planets library with wide variety of solar system symbols. You can find here vector objects of solar system, of stars and planets of the universe.
To quickly draw any astronomy illustration: create new document and simply drag the needed solar system symbols from the Stars and Planets library, arrange them and add the text. You can also use the predesigned templates and samples from the ConceptDraw Solution Browser as the base for your own sun solar system illustrations, astronomy and astrology drawings.
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.
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,
This vector stencils library contains 30 clipart images and astronomical symbols of sun and stars, solar system planets and moon.
Use these shapes for drawing your astronomical diagrams and illustrations.
Solar system
Solar system, Solar system,
Sun, Sun,
Mercury, Mercury,
Venus, Venus,
Earth, Earth,
Moon, Moon,
Mars, Mars,
Jupiter, Jupiter,
Saturn, Saturn,
Uranus, Uranus,
Neptune, Neptune,
Pluto, Pluto,
Red giant
Red giant , red giant,
Yellow giant
Yellow giant , yellow giant,
Blue giant
Blue giant, blue giant,
Red dwarf
Red dwarf , red dwarf,
White dwarf
White dwarf, white dwarf,
Black hole
Black hole,
Planets to scale
Planets to scale, planets,
Sun symbol
Sun symbol, Sun symbol,
Mercury symbol
Mercury symbol, Mercury symbol,
Venus symbol
Venus symbol, Venus symbol,
Earth symbol
Earth symbol, Earth symbol,
Moon symbol
Moon symbol, Moon symbol,
Mars symbol
Mars symbol, Mars symbol,
Jupiter symbol
Jupiter symbol, Jupiter symbol,
Saturn symbol
Saturn symbol, Saturn symbol,
Neptune symbol
Neptune symbol, Neptune symbol,
Uranus symbol
Uranus symbol, Uranus symbol,
Pluto symbol
Pluto symbol, Pluto symbol,
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.
Star constellation charts
Star constellation charts, Virgo, Taurus, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Pisces, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Capricornus, Cancer, Aries, Aquarius,