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Comets & Constellations (and Asteroids!)

Decorative set of of Celestial models, published by Vivien de St. Martin.

The top image shows a classical double hemisphere model of the constellations, focused on the constellations as observed in the northern and southern skies.

The middle image tracks the orbits of the planets and major comets around the sun, with Neptune as the outermost planet.  Comets located includes comets discovered by Halley Arrest, Winnecke, Faye, Tuttle, Biela,  Brorsen and Encke.  The Asteroid Belt appears between Mars and Jupiter.

The lower image shows the constellations visible in the Equatorial regions.

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