Re: OT: Celestial maps
|From:||Edgard Bikelis <bikelis@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2008, 5:44|
Really, there are too many variables and things to consider for such an
early map... I would guess it is impossible, but... who knows? At least it
is quite hard to guess right.
About constellations, that's a good question... I do think they first got
the names, then the shapes ; ) but that system of 12 houses and all... hm,
maybe they had a few already named, then filled the blanks... black blanks.
I'm contemplating the idea of creating constellations for my new
conculture... but it's so hard, it must have a very good reason, it must be
unavoidable... and I didn't find anything so important about them, yet at
On Jan 14, 2008 3:17 AM, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
> >"Paul Schleitwiler, FCM" <pjschleitwilerfcm@...> wrote:
> >Okay. Good luck. I would suggest contacting an astronomy group, but
> >it is a rare request. What do you need it for?
> I'm trying to figure out what figures might have been available in the
> past for zodiac signs for my conculture. I guess it really doesn't
> matter. There are so many stars that anybody can see anything he wants
> in them. The constellations of today only vaguely resemble what they're
> named for. I suspect that, at least in some cases, the name was chosen
> before the constellation was found. "I'd like to have a lion in the
> sky. Let me see if I can find a star formation that looks like a lion!"