Constellation The Twins

Gemini (The Twins): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Twins
  • Best seen in: February
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +90° to -60°

Gemini or The Twins is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Gemini is best seen in february (from latitudes +90° to -60°).

Fourteen main stars representing the twins Castor and Pollux shape Gemini. Castor carries a lyre and an arrow, Pollux a club. The twins served as shipmates with Jason on the Argo in his quest for the Golden Fleece. The brightest is Pollux, which is the 17th brightest star in the sky. People born under the sign Gemini are said to be adaptable, energetic, clever, and witty.

Gemini Constellation Map

Gemini Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Twins (Gemini)

The constellation Gemini contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Pollux
  • Castor
  • Alhena
  • Mebsuta
  • Tejat Posterior
  • Tejat Prior
  • Alzirr

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Gemini include: Messier 35, NGC 2158, Eskimo Nebula, Jellyfish Nebula, Medusa Nebula, Geminga, NGC 2129.

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