Quadrans Muralis


Quadrans Muralis

Quadrans Muralis

La constelación de Quadrans.

Quadrans Muralis, el cuadrante mural, fue una constelación creada por Joseph Lalande en 1795 a partir de estrellas al norte de Boötes. La estrella principal era la variable CL Draconis, de magnitud aparente 4,95. La constelación representa el cuadrante, un antiguo instrumento astronómico que servía, junto con el octante y el sextante, para observar la posición de las estrellas.

Si bien la constelación ya no es reconocida por los astrónomos, le ha dado su nombre a la lluvia anual de meteoros conocida como Quadrántidas o Cuadrántidas, que irradia desde esta zona cada mes de enero.

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  • Quadrans Muralis — (Latin for mural quadrant ) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1795. It was located between the constellations of Boötes and Ursa Major. It is no longer in use, but the Quadrantid meteor shower is named after it.References*… …   Wikipedia

  • Стенной Квадрант (созвездие) — Стенной Квадрант (лат. Quadrans Muralis) отменённое созвездие северного полушария неба. Предложено Лаландом в …   Википедия

  • Former constellations — The former constellation Argo Navis Former constellations are constellations that are no longer recognized by the International Astronomical Union for various reasons. Many of these constellations existed for long periods of time, even centuries… …   Wikipedia

  • quadrantid — kwäˈdrantə̇d noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: New Latin Quadrant , Quadrans (Muralis) mural quadrant, a group of stars in the constellation Draco from which the shower appears to radiate + English id (I) : any of the meteors in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boötes — This article is about the Northern constellation. For the astronomical observatory, see BOOTES. Boötes Constellation List of stars in Boötes Abbreviation Boo …   Wikipedia

  • Quadrant (constellation) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Quadrant. Carte de l ancienne constellation du Quadrant Mural Le Quadrant ou Quadrant Mural (en latin : Quadrans Muralis) était …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Constellation — This article is about the star grouping. For other uses, see Constellation (disambiguation). The constellation Orion is one of the most recognizable in the night sky. In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Quadrantids — /kwo dran tidz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron. a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadrantid meteor shower) visible around January 31 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Boötes. [1875 80; < NL Quadrant (s. of… …   Universalium

  • Quadrantids — /kwo dran tidz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron. a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadrantid meteor shower) visible around January 31 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Boötes. [1875 80; < NL Quadrant (s. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quadrantid — noun Etymology: New Latin Quadrant , Quadrans (Muralis) mural quadrant, a group of stars in the constellation Draco from which the shower appears to radiate Date: 1876 any of a group of meteors that appear annually about January 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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