Coma Berenices, The Constellation Named For A Real Woman

There are 88 constellations. All are named for mythological characters, animals and even machines. Except one — Coma Berenices. It’s the only constellation named for a real person. The name means “Berenice’s Hair” and refers to the locks of Queen Berenice II of Egypt. She lived in Cyrene near the modern-day city of Shahhat, Libya…
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Let’s You And I Slip Into An Astronomical Coma

Walking around in a coma is easy for amateur astronomers. Successive clear nights combined with a determination to see everything within your telescope’s reach before the next cloudy spell is a sure ticket to zombiehood. I know. I’ve been there. But that’s not the coma we’ll touch on today. This Coma is short for Coma…
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