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Why is the constellation considered "poorly named"? Joyous 23:59, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC)
- It, like many of Lacaille's constellations, is named after a scientific instrument, which is different from other constellation names. Whether it's a poor name is kind of POV IMHO. I'm going to remove that. JYolkowski 01:36, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
International Constellation Conference
What is the "International Constellation Conference" mentioned in the entry? Is this a joke? Skeptic2 22:10, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
- I couldn't find it. I believe it is some kind of misconception. IAU can't be involved here, since their site http://www.iau.org/public_press/themes/constellations/ list pronunciations that seem to be partially adhering to Covington's article (but see Aries!) linked in that page. They don't recommend anything however.
- (discussion copied to Wikipedia:WikiProject Astronomy/Constellations Task Force) Said: Rursus ☻ 05:25, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
History & Mythology
I feel that this section should be expanded. I came to this article as I haven't done any wiki editing for a good while and I thought I might help to promote the article to GA status. Currently the history/mythology does not include anything notable from southern hemisphere indigenous cultures. Perhaps we should flesh this out a bit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rbowman (talk • contribs) 09:45, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
- It is a pretty faint constellation - I looked and looked and found zero. If you find something or have something to add...that'd be great. Casliber (talk · contribs) 11:51, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
- Ditto, I've been through everything I can get my hands on. I'm pretty sure that there's no Polynesian mythos surrounding it, and I can't find anything Australian for the life of me. If you can turn up something that would be fantastic! Keilana|Parlez ici 22:02, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
- Since I left my comment, I have been rooting around a bit but, like you, have not found anything. As you say, it's faint and also a bit of a wallflower next to Centaurus et al. It's possible it just did not have its own identity in older cultures. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rbowman (talk • contribs) 21:06, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Circinus (constellation)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
- You say it's Latin for compass. Is it worth adding an illustration of a compass at some point in the article, since you do not have large numbers of images? Ideally, a classic constellation image (forgive me, I don't know the technical term) showing it as a compass would be a nice thing to have, too. Lacaille's perhaps? Don't feel you have to do this to get GA, just a suggestion or two.
- "and planetary nebula, NGC 5315, and a spiral galaxy." The multiple commas read oddly here.
- Is it known how it acquired its Latin name in 1763? Did Lacaille name it? I would also suggest that this information works perhaps better at the end of the paragraph.
- "is hence visible only south of the 30° north latitude." I venture hesitantly into this technical bit of writing, but could the "the" be deleted?
- Notable features
- "the two orbit each other every 2000 years. They orbit each other every 180 years." ahem
- "The system is over 3600 light years distant, and would outshine Venus at magnitude -4.8 if it were 32 light years (10 parsecs) distant" suggest modification to avoid double "juggling"
- "could intersect with the Earth's orbit that and generate a meteor outburst" I think tweaking is needed here.
- Just the "orbit each other" with the widely varying figures.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:33, 15 March 2013 (UTC)