Description

The star maps below represent the stars of Kepler's catalogs along with bright stars according to modern catalogs. They correspond to the same epoch and equinox as Tycho's catalogs: January 1, 1601 of the Julian calendar.

The stars from Kepler's version of Tycho's catalog and from Kepler's Secunda and Tertia Classis catalogs are represented in different colors according to the legend shown on the maps.

The representation and labeling of stars follows the conventions explained on the historical catalogs page.

Maps by constellation

The maps below represent the stars of Kepler's catalogs one constellation at a time.

Secunda Classis maps

Every constellation containing at least one Secunda Classis star is represented. Additional maps for Columba and Microscopium handle the overflow.

Cepheus
CEP
Bo├Âtes
BOO
Hercules
HER
Cygnus
CYG
Ophiuchus
OPH
Serpens Caput
SER1
Serpens Cauda
SER2
Andromeda
AND
Aries
ARI
Taurus
TAU
Gemini
GEM
Cancer
CNC
Virgo
VIR
Libra
LIB
Scorpius
SCO
Sagittarius
SGR
Aquarius
AQR
Pisces
PSC
Cetus
CET
Eridanus (North)
ERI_N
Eridanus (South)
ERI_S
Canis Major
CMA
CMa (in Col)
COL
Navis (Puppis)
PUP
Navis (Vela)
VEL
Navis (Carina)
CAR
Hydra (West)
HYA_W
Hydra (East)
HYA_E
Centaurus
CEN
Lupus
LUP
Ara
ARA
Corona Australis
CRA
Piscis Austrinus
PSA
PsA (in Mic)
MIC

Tertia Classis maps

There is one map for every constellation involved in Tertia Classis and one for Octans to cover the overflow from Hydrus.

Grus
GRU
Phoenix
PHE
Indus
IND
Pavo
PAV
Apus
APS
Musca
MUS
Chamaeleon
CHA
Triangulum Australe
TRA
Volans
VOL
Dorado
DOR
Tucana
TUC
Hydrus
HYI
Hydrus in Octans
OCT

Maps by hemisphere

The two maps below give an overall view of Kepler's catalogs one hemisphere at a time.

Northern Hemisphere
NORTH
Southern Hemisphere
SOUTH

Acknowledgments.

  • This research has made use of the VizieR catalogue access tool, CDS, Strasbourg, France. The original description of the VizieR service was published in A&AS 143, 23.
  • This research has made use of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.