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Aquarius (constellation)

Index Aquarius (constellation)

Aquarius is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. [1]

128 relations: Age of Aquarius, Almagest, Alpha Aquarii, Ancient Greek astronomy, Aperture, Apparent magnitude, Aquarius (astrology), Aquila (constellation), Aries (constellation), Astronomical unit, Athens, Babylonian astronomy, Babylonian star catalogues, Beta Aquarii, Capricornus, Cecrops I, Cetus, Chinese astronomy, Constellation, Counterculture of the 1960s, Cylinder seal, Deep-sky object, Delphinus, Delta Aquarii, Deucalion, Double star, Enki, Eos, Epsilon Aquarii, Equuleus, Eridanus (constellation), Error, Eta Aquariids, Exoplanet, EZ Aquarii, Fish, Flooding of the Nile, Fomalhaut, Galaxy morphological classification, Gamma Aquarii, Ganymede (mythology), Giant star, Gliese 849, Gliese 849 b, Gliese 876, Greek mythology, Halley's Comet, Handmaiden, HD 206610 b, HD 210277, ..., HD 210277 b, HD 212771 b, HD 215152, Helix Nebula, Hindu astrology, Jupiter mass, Jupiter radius, Lambda Aquarii, Latin, List of periodic comets, Lunar mansion, March equinox, Mausoleum, Messier 2, Messier 72, Messier 73, Messier object, Methods of detecting exoplanets, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Mount Olympus, Mount Parnassus, Mu Aquarii, NGC 7252, NGC 7727, Parent body, Parsec, Pegasus (constellation), Pi Aquarii, Pisces (constellation), Piscis Austrinus, Planetary nebula, Planetary system, Prometheus, Ptolemy, Pyrrha, Radiant (meteor shower), Red dwarf, Rings of Saturn, River, Sacrifice, Saturn, Saturn Nebula, Scorpius, Sculptor (constellation), Sea (astronomy), Sidereal and tropical astrology, Solar mass, Solar radius, South Pole, Southern Delta Aquariids, Spiral galaxy, Stellar classification, Sun, Supernova, Surface brightness, Telescope, Terrestrial planet, Theta Aquarii, TRAPPIST-1, Tros (mythology), Troy, Ultra-cool dwarf, WASP-47, WASP-6, WASP-6b, Whale, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Wine, Winter solstice, Xi Aquarii, Zeta Aquarii, Zeus, Zodiac, 25 Aquarii, 2nd millennium BC, 65th parallel north, 91 Aquarii, 91 Aquarii b. Expand index (78 more) »

Age of Aquarius

"Age of Aquarius" is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation.

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The Almagest is a 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths, written by Claudius Ptolemy. One of the most influential scientific texts of all time, its geocentric model was accepted for more than 1200 years from its origin in Hellenistic Alexandria, in the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and in Western Europe through the Middle Ages and early Renaissance until Copernicus.

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Alpha Aquarii

Alpha Aquarii (α Aquarii, abbreviated Alpha Aqr, α Aqr), also named Sadalmelik, is a single star in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Ancient Greek astronomy

Greek astronomy is astronomy written in the Greek language in classical antiquity.

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In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels.

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Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Aquarius (astrology)

Aquarius (♒) is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.

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Aquila (constellation)

Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator.

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Aries (constellation)

Aries is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.

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Babylonian astronomy

The history of astronomy in Mesopotamia, and the world, begins with the Sumerians who developed the earliest writing system—known as cuneiform—around 3500–3200 BC.

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Babylonian star catalogues

Babylonian astronomy collated earlier observations and divinations into sets of Babylonian star catalogues, during and after the Kassite rule over Babylonia.

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Beta Aquarii

Beta Aquarii (β Aquarii, abbreviated Beta Aqr, β Aqr) is a double star in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Capricornus is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Cecrops I

Cecrops (Κέκροψ, Kékrops; gen.: Κέκροπος) was a mythical king of Athens who, according to Eusebius reigned for fifty years.

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Cetus is a constellation.

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Chinese astronomy

Astronomy in China has a long history, beginning from the Shang Dynasty (Chinese Bronze Age).

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A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Counterculture of the 1960s

The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.

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Cylinder seal

A cylinder seal is a small round cylinder, typically about one inch in length, engraved with written characters or figurative scenes or both, used in ancient times to roll an impression onto a two-dimensional surface, generally wet clay.

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Deep-sky object

Deep-sky object (abbreviated as DSO) is a term designating any astronomical object that is not an individual star or Solar System object (such as Sun, Moon, planet, comet, etc.). The classification is used for the most part by amateur astronomers to denote visually observed faint naked eye and telescopic objects such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

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Delphinus (Eng. U.S.) Eng.

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Delta Aquarii

Delta Aquarii (δ Aquarii, abbreviated Delta Aqr, δ Aqr), also named Skat, is the third-brightest star in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Deucalion (Δευκαλίων) was the son of Prometheus; ancient sources name his mother as Clymene, Hesione, or Pronoia.

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Double star

In observational astronomy, a double star or visual double is a pair of stars that appear close to each other in the sky as seen from Earth when viewed through an optical telescope.

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Enki (Sumerian: dEN.KI(G)) is the Sumerian god of water, knowledge (gestú), mischief, crafts (gašam), and creation (nudimmud).

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In Greek mythology, Eos (Ionic and Homeric Greek Ἠώς Ēōs, Attic Ἕως Éōs, "dawn", or; Aeolic Αὔως Aúōs, Doric Ἀώς Āṓs) is a Titaness and the goddess of the dawn, who rose each morning from her home at the edge of the Oceanus.

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Epsilon Aquarii

Epsilon Aquarii (ε Aquarii, abbreviated Epsilon Aqr, ε Aqr), also named Albali, is a star in the equatorial zodiac constellation of Aquarius.

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Equuleus is a constellation.

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Eridanus (constellation)

Eridanus is a constellation in the southern hemisphere.

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An error (from the Latin error, meaning "wandering") is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect.

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Eta Aquariids

The Eta Aquariids are a meteor shower associated with Comet 1P/Halley.

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An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.

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EZ Aquarii

EZ Aquarii is a triple star system approximately from the Sun in the constellation Aquarius.

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Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

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Flooding of the Nile

The flooding of the Nile has been an important natural cycle in Egypt since ancient times.

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Fomalhaut, also designated Alpha Piscis Austrini (α Piscis Austrini, abbreviated Alpha PsA, α PsA) is the brightest star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the sky.

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Galaxy morphological classification

Galaxy morphological classification is a system used by astronomers to divide galaxies into groups based on their visual appearance.

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Gamma Aquarii

Gamma Aquarii (γ Aquarii, abbreviated Gamma Aqr, γ Aqr) is a binary star in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Ganymede (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Ganymede or Ganymedes (Greek: Γανυμήδης, Ganymēdēs) is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy.

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Giant star

A giant star is a star with substantially larger radius and luminosity than a main-sequence (or dwarf) star of the same surface temperature.

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Gliese 849

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Gliese 849 b

Gliese 849 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 29 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Gliese 876

Gliese 876 is a red dwarf approximately 15 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Greek mythology

Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.

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Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 74–79 years.

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A handmaiden, handmaid or maidservant is a personal maid or female servant.

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HD 206610 b

HD 206610 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the K-type star HD 206610 approximately 633 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.

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HD 210277

HD 210277 is a 7th magnitude star in the constellation of Aquarius.

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HD 210277 b

HD 210277 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star HD 210277.

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HD 212771 b

HD 212771 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the G-type star HD 212771 approximately 364 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.

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HD 215152

HD 215152 is the Henry Draper Catalogue designation for a star in the zodiac constellation of Aquarius.

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Helix Nebula

The Helix Nebula, also known as The Helix, NGC 7293, is a large planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius.

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Hindu astrology

Jyotisha (or Jyotishyam from Sanskrit, from "light, heavenly body") is the traditional Hindu system of astrology, also known as Hindu astrology, Nepalese Shastra, Indian astrology, and more recently Vedic astrology.

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Jupiter mass

Jupiter mass, also called Jovian mass is the unit of mass equal to the total mass of the planet Jupiter.

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Jupiter radius

Jupiter radius or Jovian radius is the distance equal to the radius of planet Jupiter.

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Lambda Aquarii

Lambda Aquarii (λ Aqr, λ Aquarii), also known as Hydor is the Bayer designation for a star in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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List of periodic comets

Periodic comets (also known as short-period comets) are comets having orbital periods of less than 200 years or that have been observed during more than a single perihelion passage (e.g. 153P/Ikeya–Zhang).

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Lunar mansion

A lunar mansion is a segment of the ecliptic (often called a station or house) through which the Moon passes in its orbit around Earth, often used by ancient cultures as part of their calendar system. In general, though not always, the zodiac is divided into 27 or 28 segments relative to the fixed stars – one for each day of the lunar month.

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March equinox

The March equinox or Northward equinox is the equinox on the Earth when the subsolar point appears to leave the southern hemisphere and cross the celestial equator, heading northward as seen from Earth.

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A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people.

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Messier 2

Messier 2 or M2 (also designated NGC 7089) is a globular cluster in the constellation Aquarius, five degrees north of the star Beta Aquarii.

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Messier 72

Messier 72 (also known as M72 or NGC 6981) is a globular cluster in the Aquarius constellation discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on August 29, 1780.

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Messier 73

Messier 73 (M73, also known as NGC 6994) is an asterism of four stars in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Messier object

The Messier objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects, of which 103 were included in lists published by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1771 and 1781.

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Methods of detecting exoplanets

Any planet is an extremely faint light source compared to its parent star.

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus (Όλυμπος Olympos, for Modern Greek also transliterated Olimbos, or) is the highest mountain in Greece.

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Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus (Παρνασσός, Parnassos) is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside.

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Mu Aquarii

Mu Aquarii, Latinized from μ Aquarii, is the Bayer designation for a binary star system in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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NGC 7252

NGC 7252 is a peculiar galaxy resulting from an interaction between two galaxies that started a billion years ago.

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NGC 7727

NGC 7727 is a peculiar galaxy in the constellation Aquarius.

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Parent body

In meteoritics, a parent body is the celestial body from which originates a meteorite or a class of meteorites.

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The parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System.

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Pegasus (constellation)

Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology.

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Pi Aquarii

Pi Aquarii, Latinized from π Aquarii, is the Bayer designation for a binary star in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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Pisces (constellation)

Pisces is a constellation of the zodiac.

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Piscis Austrinus

Piscis Austrinus is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere.

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Planetary nebula

A planetary nebula, abbreviated as PN or plural PNe, is a type of emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from red giant stars late in their lives.

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Planetary system

A planetary system is a set of gravitationally bound non-stellar objects in or out of orbit around a star or star system.

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In Greek mythology, Prometheus (Προμηθεύς,, meaning "forethought") is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization.

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Claudius Ptolemy (Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; Claudius Ptolemaeus) was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.

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In Greek mythology, Pyrrha (Πύρρα) was the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora and wife of Deucalion of whom she had three sons, Hellen, Amphictyon, Orestheus; and three daughters Protogeneia, Pandora II and Thyia.

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Radiant (meteor shower)

The radiant or apparent radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky from which (to a planetary observer) meteors appear to originate.

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Red dwarf

A red dwarf (or M dwarf) is a small and relatively cool star on the main sequence, of M spectral type.

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Rings of Saturn

The rings of Saturn are the most extensive ring system of any planet in the Solar System.

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A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.

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Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship.

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Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter.

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Saturn Nebula

The Saturn Nebula or NGC 7009 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius.

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Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Sculptor (constellation)

Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky.

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Sea (astronomy)

The Sea or the Water is an area of the sky in which many water-related, and few land-related, constellations occur.

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Sidereal and tropical astrology

Sidereal and tropical are astrological terms used to describe two different definitions of a year.

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Solar mass

The solar mass is a standard unit of mass in astronomy, equal to approximately.

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Solar radius

Solar radius is a unit of distance used to express the size of stars in astronomy.

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South Pole

The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.

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Southern Delta Aquariids

The Southern Delta AquariidsIMO are a meteor shower visible from mid July to mid August each year with peak activity on 28 or 29 July.

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Spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxies form a class of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae(pp. 124–151) and, as such, form part of the Hubble sequence.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.

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Surface brightness

In astronomy, surface brightness quantifies the apparent brightness or flux density per unit angular area of a spatially extended object such as a galaxy or nebula, or of the night sky background.

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A telescope is an optical instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

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Terrestrial planet

A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals.

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Theta Aquarii

Theta Aquarii (θ Aquarii, abbreviated Theta Aqr, θ Aqr), also named Ancha, is a star in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285, is an ultra-cool red dwarf star that is slightly larger, but much more massive, than the planet Jupiter; it is located from the Sun, in the direction described as the constellation Aquarius.

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Tros (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Tros (Τρώς) was the founder of Troy and the son of Erichthonius by Astyoche (daughter of the river god Simoeis) or of Ilus I, from whom he inherited the throne.

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Troy (Τροία, Troia or Τροίας, Troias and Ἴλιον, Ilion or Ἴλιος, Ilios; Troia and Ilium;Trōia is the typical Latin name for the city. Ilium is a more poetic term: Hittite: Wilusha or Truwisha; Truva or Troya) was a city in the far northwest of the region known in late Classical antiquity as Asia Minor, now known as Anatolia in modern Turkey, near (just south of) the southwest mouth of the Dardanelles strait and northwest of Mount Ida.

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Ultra-cool dwarf

An ultra-cool dwarf is a stellar or sub-stellar object of spectral class M that has an effective temperature under.

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WASP-47 is a star similar in size and brightness to the Sun about 870 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.

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WASP-6 is a type-G yellow dwarf star located about 600 light-years away in the Aquarius constellation.

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WASP-6b is an extrasolar planet approximately 600 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.

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Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals.

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse HFRSE (17 June 1800 – 31 October 1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built.

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Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from grapes fermented without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.

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Winter solstice

The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.

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Xi Aquarii

Xi Aquarii (ξ Aquarii, abbreviated Xi Aqr, ξ Aqr) is a binary star system in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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Zeta Aquarii

Zeta Aquarii (ζ Aquarii, ζ Aqr) is the Bayer designation for a triple star system; the central star of the "water jar" asterism in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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Zeus (Ζεύς, Zeús) is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.

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The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.

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25 Aquarii

25 Aquarii (abbreviated 25 Aqr) is a single star in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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2nd millennium BC

The 2nd millennium BC spanned the years 2000 through 1001 BC.

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65th parallel north

The 65th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 65 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

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91 Aquarii

91 Aquarii is the Flamsteed designation for a triple star system in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.

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91 Aquarii b

91 Aquarii b, also known as HD 219449 b, is an extrasolar planet orbiting in the 91 Aquarii system approximately 148 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius.

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Aquarius constellation, Constellation Aquarius, USNOA2 0750-21400328, Water bearer, ♒ (constellation).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquarius_(constellation)

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