Guide Home
Bot Productions Home

Gemini

Quick Facts

Name:Gemini
JEM-in-eye
Meaning:Twins
Abbreviation:Gem
Genitive:Geminorum
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -60°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:February, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:January 14
Right Ascension:7.19 hours
Declination:22.7 degrees
Area:513.761 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Gemini

About Gemini

Castor, a horseman, and Pollux, a boxer, were inseparable twins and accompanied the Argonauts on their adventures. They calmed the seas when rough weather threatened. They can still be seen, allegedly, today, when twin balls of lightening, or St. Elmo's fire, appear in the rigging of ships, signaling that foul weather is near.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
CastorAlpha Gem
PolluxBeta Gem
AlhenaGamma Gem
WasatDelta Gem
MebsutaEpsilon Gem
MekbudaZeta Gem
PropusEta Gem
PropusIota Gem
Tejat PosteriorMu Gem
AlzirrXi Gem
Propus1 Gem

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M35Open Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

AurigaMonoceros
CancerOrion
Canis MinorTaurus
Lynx
©2016 Bot Productions. All rights reserved.Last Updated: December 8, 2000