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Asterism

In astronomy, an asterism is a pattern of stars recognized on Earth's night sky. ..

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The Asterism, the newsletter of Amateur Astronomers, Inc. July 2011. Volume XXII No.
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Trusty Comet Garradd
Comet Garradd passes through the Coathanger asterism on the evening of Friday, September 2nd, then crosses the northwest corner of Sagitta, and soon enters Hercules, where it will remain until February.
Clouds may obscure Thursday's space station flyby
From there the ISS will pass very close to the bright star Deneb, in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Deneb is part of the Summer Triangle, an asterism in the shape of a right triangle. The other points of the triangle are Altair and Vega.
Stargazers should see a sky full of asterisms, large and small, this week
THIS WEEK: I've been asked to define the exact meaning of an asterism, so here it is. An asterism is a group of stars that is not a constellation but is a sky landmark nonetheless. Three large asterisms are visible this week.
Featured sight for week of 8/28: Comet Garradd
Last week, Garradd passed through the constellation of Saggita the arrow, which lies in the impossible to miss asterism that is the Summer Triangle. On Friday, the comet passed very near the globular cluster M71.
PAGASA: Perseids meteor shower to peak Aug 13
"In this constellation, an asterism known as the inverted Question Mark, or sometimes known as the scythe, can be figured out," Servando said. He elaborated that such an asterism represents the head of the lion.

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Asterism (astronomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In astronomy, an asterism is a pattern of stars recognized on Earth's night sky.
Asterism (typography) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asterism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asterism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
WHAT IS AN ASTERISM?
An asterism is a star-pattern that is not a constellation.
Amateur Astronomers, Inc. - Home Page
Amateur Astronomers, Inc. is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States. It is located at William Miller Sperry Observatory in Cranford, NJ.

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