Talk:Winter Hexagon

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nitpicky point about image[edit]

The image depicting the hexagon has Pollux as one of the vertices. The article suggests either Castor or Pollux can be considered a vertex. I have always pointed out Castor as the vertex as it makes the hexagon appear more regular. Might there be an image similar to the one here but only having Castor as the vertex? Of course, it is no big deal... Baccyak4H 18:30, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Alt Language pages[edit]

There's a bit of a problem here in terms of inter-language connectivity, since the Japanese Wikipedia has this page's information under "Winter Triangle" (jp:冬の大三角) but doesn't have a page on the Winter Hexagon, while the exact opposite is true on the English Wikipedia. (Other language Wikipedia like the French one has both.)

Incidentally, does anyone happen to know if the name "Winter Diamond" has ever been used for "Winter Hexagon"? I see no mention of it in English Google search results or the English Wikipedia, yet that seems to be a well-known name in Japanese language pages. The answer might be as simple as a Japanese astronomer deciding to be romantic and giving it the other name...but I'd like to know for sure where that trail came from. -99.235.235.81 (talk) 11:41, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

I never heard (in English) the term Winter Diamond. For that matter, the term Winter Hexagon only came to my attention fairly recently. I suspect it is something dreamt up to help "popularise astronomy", because it is quite catchy but really pretty obscure in the sky itself: not at all regular, too large to be striking, and with a couple of stars rather faint compared to the others. Anyway, I created an article for Winter Triangle to replace the redirect. Lithopsian (talk) 21:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC)