Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Asterism List for SALC 34N in Perseus

Below is a list of asterism names for SALC 34N. I've finished laying out the figures in the planetarium program Cartes du Ciel (CdC). An example, and a short write-up, for a few of the asterisms appears at the end of this post:

» See examples below table «

BromeliadOrange Slice
Single BoxMace
ι Per "Kite"Cubist Lady
Three BoxesThree Kings
Triangle ManRiver Styx
Sm. Witch's HatKeystone
TransformerGooseneck Lamp
Water JarNautilus
Greek Capital - ΣClog
κ Per "Ship"Home Plate & Triangle
Five DoublesPegasus
Lg Witch's HatSextant
Little DipperBowtie
Segmented Dog 

[ IMAGE] SALC 34N Asterism - ‘Bowtie’

[Click on the variable names for details from a previous post]

This is an image of the ‘Bowtie’ asterism which exists along the southern edge of SALC 34N. One of the variables I'm following, called Y Persei, is just right/south of the ‘knot’.

Also near the asterism is GK Persei AKA Nova Persei 1901 which became the brightest ‘new star’ since the two supernovae from nearly 300 years before Nova Persei 1901 appeared. The supernovae are refered to as Tycho's Star (1572) and Kepler's Star (1604).

The size of the asterism is ~1.5° x 0.75°. The limiting magnitude is 9.5.

[Image] SALC 34N Asterism - ‘Bromeliad’

The above link shows an asterism in SALC 34N I call ‘Bromeliad’. This is the first one created for this region and remains unchanged from the day it was created.

This flowering plant often collects water used to capture protein in the form of insects and other organic material. The flowers will make use of the nutrients in this debris.

The size of the asterism is ~2° x 1.5°. This one includes the brightest star in Perseus - Mirfak (α Persei) - and a portion of the Perseus OB3 Association. West is up and north is to the left. The limiting magnitude is 9.5.

The water level and the doomed fly are both represented in this figure.


Tag said...

Thanks, Ben.
Your imagination at work.

Ben C. said...

You're welcome.

I just noticed that there aren't any birds in there!

Ed said...

Ben, I have added your blog to the Space Blogroll. If you want to display the Space Blogroll on your blog, you can find the necessary code here.

Also, since you were the only one who posted a time on Tuesday's sudoku, you win the prize: a guest appearance on the Mr. Robot Guy comic strip. If I can get a picture of you to work from, that would be great. If not, I'll make something up ;) Contact me at spider_boris(at)yahoo.com so we can work out the details.

Ed said...

Ok, Ben, your guest appearance in the Mr. Robot Guy comic is posted here. It will also show up on my blog until I put up a new cartoon at about midnight EST on Thursday night.

Ben C. said...


Thanks for the tribute to the project in cartoon form. Nice finish to the strip!



Ed said...

The Mr. Robot Guy comic has moved. Ben's appearance can now be found here.