Constellations & Asterisms

6.2 - Be able to recognise and draw the following constellations and asterisms, including their most prominent stars:
a) Cassiopeia
b) Cygnus
c) Orion
d) Plough
e) Southern Cross
f) Summer Triangle
g) Square of Pegasus

Study the following constellations and asterisms, including their most prominent stars so you can recognise and draw them.

  1. Cassiopeia
  2. Cygnus
  3. Orion
  4. Plough
  5. Southern Cross
  6. Summer Triangle
  7. Square of Pegasus

Others that are interesting to look at (you're not expected to know these) include Taurus, Perseus, Leo, Gemini, Scorpius and Canis Major.

 

Cassiopeia
Cygnus
Orion
The Plough (Ursa Major)
Ursa Major
Southern Cross (Crux)
Summer Triangle
Square of Pegasus
Tips

Try to draw to scale and label any prominet stars or features

Questions

Explain how stars are labelled in a constellation