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I changed the reference to Orion as violating the Bayer rule of naming the stars in order of brightness into Sagittarius as Orion actually conforms rather well with Beta only being slightly brighter than Alpha and Alpha being variable and possibly brighter when Bayer named them. Sagittarius however has its two brightest stars named Epsilon and Sigma with Alpha way down in the list.--Kalsermar 17:52, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
Depth of curve of a telescope mirror.
Defined by the formula
it refers to the glass removed to yield the optical curve. I am writing a book over at Wikibooks on Telescope making and would love to link to an article here at Wikipedia that referenced this bit of knowledge.
There needs to be a reference to the geometric term "sagitta" - which does not just refer to telescopic mirrors, but more broadly, to the depth of any arc. It is used extensively in architecture when calculating the arc necessary to span a certain height and distance.
Defined by the following, where s equals sagitta (the depth of the arc), r equals the radius of the circle, and l is one half the distance across the base of the arc:
Architects, engineers, and contractors use these equations to create "flattened" arcs that are used in curved walls, arched ceilings, bridges, and numerous other applications.
- I'll try to find it. Versine is also called "sagitta", but that's a third thing. ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 15:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
This article name
If my creation of Sagitta (geometry) and Sagitta (optics) were correct, we should consider moving this article to Sagitta (constellation) and let this article name contain a disambiguation. ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 15:37, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Moving here some of the myth stuff, that couldn't find their citations (yet):