A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2017 Feb 25, 16:34 -0800
Do you use any mnemonics to memorise the stars' names? If you do - could you share it?
I could so far remember very few star names and the ways to identify them. Apart from the all-favorite Polaris, Vega, Deneb, Altair,Sirius and Betelgeuse, I can point to:
- Acrturus - sitting on the continuation of the arc of the Ursus's Major "tail";
- Castor and Pollux - Castor vs Pollux as per "caster angle on my bicycle is small", because Castor's brightness is fainter of the two;
I'd be glad to learn more of the names.