I’ve just stitched 2 new star.light.maps for the astro-knot collection: PEGASUS & CYGNUS
🪶 A winged horse + swan 🦢
These constellations are in close proximity, both hovering nearby such familiar zodiacs of Pisces/Aquarius.
The most common told stories of Pegasus relate to the Greek mythos of the mythical horse born from the slaying of gorgon Medusa. In Chinese astronomy, these stars are within the Black Tortoise of the North. This constellation is connected to the stars of Andromeda which echoes the themes in those Greek mythos. Some of its notable features include spiral galaxies such as NGC 7331 & the quasar known as Einstein’s Cross.
Southeast of Pegasus: Cygnus is a large pattern containing one of the brightest stars, DENEB. It is part of the Summer Triangle & features the known asterism, Northern Cross. Best visible from early summer to late autumn in the northern hemisphere. Some interesting deep sky objects include the Rocking Horse Cluster, the Blinking Planetary Nebula, & Veil Nebula.
What are some interesting or surprising facts you have learned while stargazing?