Asterisms: Common Star Patterns

Feb 09, 2020

Asterisms are not true constellations, but rather a pattern or groups of stars that can be a part of a constellation or a collection of constellations. Sometimes Asterisms can be simple shapes of just a few stars. Other times they are collections of a few bright stars. They are useful for people who are familiarizing themselves with the night sky. Learn about the common asterisms found in the northern hemisphere.