Ancient people looked at the sky and saw a variety of mythological gods, heroes, monsters, and other assorted creatures and objects. Once you know the basic constellations, learn to use certain bright stars as guideposts to locate deep-sky objects. This chapter will help you learn the major constellations, including their mythology, their relationships to each other, and how to identify them in the night sky.

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