Back to Home

Blackholes Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Blackholes I | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Definitions

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Herb S. on May 13, 2001 02:42:49 UTC

Constellation: A configuration of nearby stars that appear to have some geometric structure to people on earth. Usually, these stars are otherwise unrelated.

Galaxy: A collection of many millions of stars and other material in a gravitational bound configuration. (I suuggest you look up any encyclopedia to get a more detailed picture). All visible stars and the milky way belong to "our" galaxy, called the milky way galaxy.

Nebula: Gas cloud - try encyclopieida again.

Binary star system: Two stars graviationally locked in orbit around each other. There are similar systems with more than two stars.

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    Google
     
    Web www.astronomy.net
    DayNightLine
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins