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asterism meaning

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  • Noun: asterism  'astu`rizum
    1. (mineralogy) a star-shaped figure with six rays that is seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light 
    2. (astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)

    Derived forms: asterisms

    See also: asteriated, asterismal

    Type of: natural object, star

    Part of: constellation

    Encyclopedia: Asterism

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  1. english-chinese glossary of chinese star regions, asterisms and star name
  2. english-chinese glossary of chinese star regions, asterisms and star names
  3. hong kong space museum will publish a book about chinese star map, with both chinese and western star charts and introduction of each asterisms
  4. These asterisms were since incorporated into the traditional Chinese star maps.
  5. In asterism consisting of Beta Aquilae, Altair and Gamma Aquilae.

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