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Boundaries between the Constellations

  1. Oct 21, 2014 #1
    The below sites formulate the Boundaries between the Constellations.

    These sites leave inconsistancies or open gaps between the Constellations where there is no definition.

    I was wondering if there is a more comprehensive listing on the Web or in a book I could buy on these Constellation Borders.

    ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/pub/cats/VI/49/bound_18.dat (most [Broken] comprehensive)
    http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/VizieR-4
    http://www.iau.org/public/themes/constellations
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2014 #2

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    Constellations are arbitrarily defined by ancient astronomical observations. I fail to see any issue.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2014 #3
    Nancy Roman published a paper on figuring out which constellation any celestial position is in: see here.
     
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