Close to Berkeley 62, you'll find the binocular asterism
Eddie's Coaster, named for Eddie Carpenter, the longtime British observer who first noticed it.
Because opposing asterisms
can only be found with the help of circumpolar stars, which are always in the sky.
Locating M13 is easy thanks to the Keystone, a large asterism
of 3rd- and 4th-magnitude stars in Hercules.
Among his asterisms
, the Eiffel Tower (Ferrero 6) is thus named because its tapered form is reminiscent of this famous cultural icon.
The fifth star of the North Pole asterism
is called 'Celestial Pivot' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the place nearby which lacks stars is called the Vermilion Pole [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
If this lovely asterism
has a name, I haven't found it yet, so I've taken to calling it the "Fertile Crescent".
The shape of the asterism
reminds me in a way of a typical Japanese fan.
This includes the background of the folk astronomical lore in the whole text of Ibn Asim with an emphasis on the 28 anwa asterisms
or "lunar stations" (pp.
The densest clump of visible galaxies forms a house-like shape not unlike the asterism
that underlies the constellation Cepheus.
3 degrees east of NGC 3132 is another asterism
which really appeals to me and is a great pleasure to share with you.
45), he comments that the Summer Triangle asterism
wasn't popularized until a little more than 50 years ago and that the famous Teapot asterism
of Sagittarius is even younger.
These long-lived patterns, sometimes existing within a single constellation, sometimes built from parts of several constellations, are called asterisms