n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The slave driver : sky delights

Volume 74, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Various amateurs have referred to Boötes as the constellation that does not in any way reflect its name. The constellation is supposed to represent a herdsman (a worker) who is pushing the Great Bear (Ursa Major) through the heaven lies by the tail, or chasing it with his hunting dogs Canis Venatici. He was also seen as the son of Jupiter and Callisto.

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