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Re: (IAAC) Re: Asterisms



:Just one comment. I read in the ye'old Norton's Star Atlas on asterisms,
:and it states there are 147 asterisms in the sky - which has been in
:each edition since the 1930's. I know of the asterisms mentioned in
:Richard Allen's "Star Names - their lore and meaning.", but they most
:seem just random mentions of stars.
I think some differiention should be made between "asterisms" and
"mini-asterisms".  In the mini-asterism category there can be thousands, if
not tens of thousands.  Telescopically, patterns in the sky seem to be
endless, as are the stars.
Best wishes and clear skies!
Penny
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