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Vashti ([personal profile] vashtii) wrote2016-07-21 06:27 pm

boueibu: beppu character song cover star map

@fortune-maiden​ asked on this post:
#hmm I wonder if we can make out any of the constellations in the background ^^
I AM HAPPY TO OBLIGE all my lying on rocks on the beach in the dark was not for nothing, cries

This looks to be a (slightly to moderately squished? or is it perspective?) star map of some of the classic Western constellations of the northern sky. For the most part, it’s a straight one-to-one map, centred on the North Star.

Specifically, you can see Gemini, the twins, hanging out just behind Haru, quite central. :D Also there is the source of the Perseid meteor shower, just between Perseus and Auriga, but I wouldn’t know anything about that. (cough)

Constellations in view, top to bottom. Many have particularly bright stars marked on the cover art:
  • Columba, the dove.
  • Canis Major, the great dog. Contains Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
  • Puppis, the poop deck? (Don’t laugh.) Possibly? TBH until today I had no idea this constellation even existed - apparently it was split off from Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts.
  • Lepus, the hare.
  • Orion, the hunter. Contains the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
  • Eridanus, the river - possibly a corner of it?
  • Taurus, the bull - just his legs sticking out.
  • Gemini, the twins. (:D! - though note Castor and Pollux, the actual twin stars, are tucked behind Haru’s head)
  • Auriga, the charioteer. Contains the bright multiple star Capella.
  • Andromeda, the daughter of Cassiopeia. Might possibly also be part of Pegasus, the winged horse.
  • Perseus, the Greek mythological hero who killed the Medusa
  • Cassiopeia, the vain queen, mother of Andromeda.
  • Cepheus, king of Aethiopia in Greek mythology. Married to Cassiopeia, father of Andromeda.
  • Ursa Minor, the Little Bear. Contains Polaris, the North Star.
  • Hercules, the Roman mythological hero.
  • Corona Borealis, the Northern crown.
  • Boötes, the herdsman. (possibly - it’s been pushed down a lot if it is.)
Some star maps from various perspectives under the cut, to show where I’m coming from. (Some will need turning upside down.)


star map