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1 Constellation Connection Presents Draco & Cancer

2 What is a constellation? A constellation is a figure formed by a group of stars.

3 What is a circumpolar constellation? A circumpolar constellation is a constellation that can be seen all year long..

4 Meet a circumpolar constellation A circumpolar constellation is a constellation that can be seen all year. The circumpolar constellation to the left is Draco.

5 It is also known as ( The Dragon) He's thought to be the dragon slayed by Hercules.

6 Stars that make up Draco Draco's brightest stars are Eltennin, the second brightest star is Rastaban, the least brightest star is Altais. Using MS Paint or Kids Pix draw your constellation & point out the brightest star & the three brightest stars.

7 Where can you find Draco in the sky? Look between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Then look to the left and you'll find Cepheus. 17 h. RA +65º Declination Draco is associated with the draconids shower which happens each year. It happens around the tenth. Cepheus Ursa minor Ursa major Draco

8 Myth of Draco –H–Hero Hercules –M–Monster Draco

9 Story of Draco Story Draco was slayed by Hercules while Hercules was trying to steal some apples from the garden of Hesperide. Hercules then grabbed him by the tail and threw him into the sky. His body then wrapped around the axis of the world, also known as the celestial north pole.

10 a seasonal constellation is A seasonal constellation is one that can only be seen a certain time of year.

11 Meet a seasonal constellation The name is Cancer. It appears in spring.

12 Cancer is also known as (The Crab ) It got its nickname because he was sent by Hesprides to harass Hercules then placed among the stars. Hera positioned the crab in the sky, but because it had failed in its chore, Hera chose not to give Cancer any bright stars to mark its constellation.

13 Stars that make up Cancer Alarft, Assellus Australius, Acubens. Using MS Paint or Kids Pix draw your constellation & point out the brightest star & the three brightest stars.

14 Where can you find Cancer in the sky? Look above Hydras head and to the left of Gemini in November 5. The special features are it’s closeness to one of the best seen bundles of stars. GeminiCancer Hydra

15 Myth of your Cancer Characters –H–Hercules and Hera –H–Hydra and cancer

16 Myth of Cancer Cancer was sent by Hera to kill Hercules but while Hercules was battling the hydra on the second floor. Hercules squished the crab (Cancer). Then, Cancer died but for his death and participation in the battle he was placed among the stars

17 Draco References Constellations." Constellations of the night sky. 26 Apr "Constellations." The Constellations of the Night Sky. 26 Apr "Constellations." Peoria Astronomical Society. 26 Apr 2007.

18 Cancer References Constellations." The Constellations of the Night Sky. 26 Apr Alphabetical Constellations List Peoria Astronomical Society Cancer page. tion/index.php?category=1


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