Carina Constellation

Carina constellation is located in the southern sky. Its name means “the keel” (keel of a ship) in Latin. Carina used to be part of the much larger constellation Argo Navis, along with the constellations Puppis (the stern) and Vela (the sails). Argo Navis was created by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. … [Read more…]

Auriga Constellation

Auriga constellation lies in the northern hemisphere. Its name means “the charioteer” in Latin. The constellation got this name because its major stars form a shape similar to that of the pointed helmet of a charioteer. Auriga was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. It contains Capella, the sixth brightest … [Read more…]