Talk:List of constellations

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What is the point of this list? All the coordinates are approximate numbers anyhow. Now of a list of Star Systems I could see the use, and if we had something like that, then they could use that for whatever this one can be used too. -- SvdB 09:40, 24 Mar 2005 (CET)

Coordinate corrections

You had an excellent point SvdB. I also found the approximate coordinate to be annoying. I've decided to put in the exact coordinates for individual stars, and the exact coordinates for the Alpha stars for each constellation. It took a long while and I don't feel it is complete, but I figure it's a start. I then split the list because I felt that the individual stars should stand alone, since they are not necessarily constellations and having 1 next to them seemed a little silly, IMO. I could be wrong. I was thinking that the list could be expanded to include the rest of the stars for each constellation either on this page or by actually creating the constellation pages and placing the Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc. stars there. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I also thought it would help to have the color of the stars next to them, so that you'd have a slightly better idea of what that star looks like. Perhaps this doesn't belong on this page, with just the Alpha stars coordinates listed. I haven't added the colors to the Alpha stars because I need a break after all that coordinate lookup, and I'm still hesitant about whether star colors belong on the constellation page.