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Boötes(bō-ō`tēz) [Gr.,=the herdsman], northern constellationconstellation,
in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
..... Click the link for more information. located to the SE of the Big Dipper in Ursa Major and W of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown. It contains the brilliant orange star ArcturusArcturus
, brightest star in the constellation Boötes and 4th-brightest star in the entire sky; Bayer designation Alpha Boötis; 1992 position R.A. 14h15.3m, Dec. +19°13'.
..... Click the link for more information. . The figure traditionally associated with Boötes shows a man holding a staff in one hand and two leashed dogs in the other (the Hunting Dogs of the constellation Canes Venatici). Boötes is also known as the Keeper of the Bear because it follows Ursa Major, the Large Bear. It reaches its highest point in the evening sky in June.
Boötes(boh-oh -teez) (Herdsman) A large constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major. The brightest stars are Arcturus and the 2nd-magnitude yellow-blue visual binary Epsilon (Ɛ) Boötis, one of several double stars. The area also contains one of the most distant radio galaxies, 3C–295. A giant planet 1.4 times as massive as Jupiter is thought to orbit the 4th-magnitude yellow subgiant Tau (τ) Boötis (spectral type: F6 IV; distance: 16 pc). Abbrev.: Boo; genitive form: Boötis; approx. position: RA 14.5h, dec +30°; area: 907 sq deg.
a meteor shower with a radiant in the constellation of Boötes. It is associated with Pons-Winnecke’s comet. It was first observed in May and June 1916. It was active in 1916, 1921, and 1927. After 1927 the shower lost its meteors.
(the ox herdsman), a constellation in the northern hemisphere. Its brightest star is Arcturus with a visual stellar magnitude of 0.1. The most favorable conditions for viewing BoÖtes are in April and May. It is visible everywhere in the USSR.