by Derek Wu
What is a constellation?
Properties of stars
The six basic properties of stars are:
- True brightness (luminosity)
- Apparent brightness
- Distance from another stellar object
- Radius (size)
- Chemical composition
The Southern Cross (Crux)
Australia's national constellation added to its own flag.
The best-known constellation based on a Greek myth with Alpha Centauri as the centrepiece.
The famous constellation that is easy to spot due to its brightness.