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Aquarius Constellation

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Transcript of Aquarius Constellation

History
Aquarius Constellation
Ganymede is the depiction of Aquarius . Ganymede was a young prince of Troy. Zeus spotted him and thoght he would make a great cup-bearer. He was than swept up by an eagle and taken to Mount Olympus. He soon realized how in need the people were of water and asked Zeus if he could help them . Zeus gave him permission to send down rain to the people. He became known as the god of rain and was placed among the stars.
Sadalmelik
Stars:
Sadalchbia
Ancha
Aquarius is best viewed in the fall
Also known as the "Great One"
Fun Facts
Aquarius Constellation
Sadalsudd
-Type-
Super Giant

Super Giant
-Distance from-
- Earth-
523 light years away
537 light years away
-Magnitude-
2.96
2.91
-Color and Surface-
-Temperature-
5,400 degrees
yellow
5,700 degrees
yellow
Skat
-Type-
-Distance from-
-Earth-
-Magnitude-
-Color and Surface-
-Temp-
163
3.84
3,849 degrees
white
main- sequence

159
3.77
9,000 degrees
white
Albali
Situla
-Type-
-Distance From-
-Earth-
-Magnetitude-
-Color and Surface-
-Temp-
Giant
star
187
4.16
4,864
degrees
orange
Giant
star
214
5.03

4,581
degrees
orange
Stars:
Stars:
9,470
degrees
Blue
main-sequence star
208
3.78
main-sequence
Myth
Aquarius is located in the southern hemisphere. It is 600 hundred light years away. In Latin it's name means water-bearer. Aquarius lies in the region sometimes called the Sea because this region contains many constellations with several names relating to water. Ptolemy a Greek astronomer cataloged Aquarius in the 2nd century. It is the 10th largest constellation in the sky. Aquarius belongs to the zodiac constellation family.


Aquarius is one of the oldest documented constellations of the zodiac
Sources
www.space.com
www.heavens-above.com
www.gods-and-monsters.com
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