posted on Dec, 7 2013 @ 08:38 PM
We are not "in any constellation" since constellations are fantasy relationships of how people have seen and grouped stars in OUR sky in ancient
In reality, stars "belonging" to a constellation may have no relationship to each other whatsoever, it solely depends on the location and perspective
where someone sees stars on the sky and then groups them together. Say, because certain stars with a little fantasy form the the shape of a bear, or a
snake, or a bird/swan etc.
Insofar it doesn't make any sense to say "we are in the constellation of Cygnus".... The stars in Cygnus are only "part of Cygnus" because by pure
randomness we see a bunch of stars on the sky which may look like a bird with wings.
For the claim that all/most stars in a constellation are part of rather close groups of stars I want to see evidence.
Some "constellations" can span a LARGE area on the sky, relatively seen, just saying.
Canis Major, for example consists of stars which are anywhere from 8 LY (Srius) to 3000+ LY away, this just by spending 1minute in Stellarium. In how
far has Sirius a relationship to those stars 3000+ more LYs away?
There CAN not be a relationship of stars in constellations BUT a "mythological" relationship..when people came up with constellations they obviously
had no idea about the "real" distance between those stars. If there are relationships that some stars in a constellation really belong to a cluster of
close stars then it's pure coincidence.
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