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also been called Persea ("Perseus's wife")[1] or

Cepheis ("Cepheus's daughter").

Ursa Major is a constellation that can be seen in

the northern hemisphere and part of the southern
hemisphere. Its name means Great Bear in Latin. It
was named that because many different groups of
people around the world have thought that its stars Ophiuchus (Οφιούχος: say it 'Ofi-youkus'), is one of the
look a lot like a bear with a long tail 88 listed constellations. In Latin, it means "serpent-
holder". It is near the celestial equator, and northwest
of the center of the Milky Way. Ophiuchus is on the
ecliptic, but is generally not considered to be in the

The seven stars in the upper-left corner of Ursa

Major form an asterism called the Big Dipper (or
the Plough in Great Britain). This group has been
recognized by almost all groups of people who live
or lived in places where it can be seen in the sky
and it is one of the best-known star patterns. The constellation Antlia is a group of stars in the
southern sky. Its name means "pump" and comes
from the Ancient Greek word ἀντλία. It represents
an air or vacuum pump. The stars that make Antlia
are not bright or easy to see. The constellation was
not created until the 18th century.

Andromeda is a constellation in the northern sky. It

is named after the princess Andromeda in Greek
mythology. It is sometimes called "the Chained
Lady" or "the Chained Woman" in English.[1] It has