The direction of the Gemini will be indicated by the stars Rigel and Betelgeuse of the constellation of Orion. Indeed, if we draw an imaginary line between these two stars and if we pursue this line towards the North is, we shall reach then easily the Gemini, the very vast constellation in the form of rectangle.
Both more brilliant stud with the constellation is Pollux on the head of the Gemini of left (β Gem of magnitude 1,18 to 33,72 AL) and Beaver on the head of the Gemini of right (α Gem of magnitude 1,60 to 51,55 AL).
This last one is in fact a system of three stars whereas Pollux is a giant.
We also find in the Gemini, a beautiful opened heap. Messier 35.
Other stars of the constellation of Gemini are Wasat on the stomach of the Gemini of left (δ Gem of magnitude 3,52 to 58,82 AL), Mekbuda on the left knee of the Gemini of left (ζ Gem of magnitude 4,03 to 1169,03 AL), Alhena on the left foot of the Gemini of left (γ Gem of magnitude 1,95 to 104,81 AL), Propus on the left heel of the Gemini of right (π Gem of magnitude 3,33 to 349,21 AL) Tejat under the dress of the Gemini of right (μ Gem of magnitude 2,89 to 231,81 AL), Mebsuta on the dress of the Gemini of right (ε Gem of magnitude 3,08 to 903,49 AL).
The Crab, constellation of the Cancer is situated not far from the Gemini, shines the small constellation of the Cancer. It is formed by six stars.
These stars are of weak brilliancy. We find in this constellation a magnificent opened heap Messier 67.
The main stars of this constellation are Acubens on the right crowbar of the Cancer (α Can of magnitude 34,28 to 173,58 AL) and β Can on the right leg of magnitude 3,55 to 290,44 AL.
Other stars of the constellation are Asellus Australis on the right eye (δ Can of magnitude 3,96 to 136,07 AL), Asellus Borealis on the left eye (γ Can of magnitude 4,68 to 158,48 AL), on the left crowbar of the Cancer there is (ι Can of... [continues]
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