Constellation guide to the 88 official constellations which divide up the sky. These constellations are used to help navigate the celestial sphere. The Constellations are patterns in the sky which have been to invented and have deep mythology behind them. Constellations cover massive areas in the sky and as such are very easy to find.
Rescuer of Andromeda
Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa.
It contains the famous variable star Algol (ß Per), and is also the location of the radiant of the annual Perseids meteor shower.
In Greek mythology, Medusa (Greek for guardian protectress), was a monstrous chthonic female character, essentially an extension of an apotropaic mask, gazing upon whom could turn onlookers to stone.
Last updated on: Monday 3rd April 2017