Crown of Glory

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The Crown of Glory is a constellation 6 stars high that can be seen from Cerilia. They are taken to resemble Haelyn the warrior god standing ready. The constellation is at its highest in the sky due south of Cerilia. On the Night of Fire (summer solstice), the entire constellation is visible from southern Cerilia. Throughout the year, the lower stars drop below the southern horizon. The only night in the year on which none of the stars are visible from southern Anuire is the Eve of the Dead (winter solstice), for then even the crown or head star abandons those below. Those in the more northern parts of Cerilia must endure the constellation's absense for even longer.

From an astronomical standpoint, the description above is not possible because a southern hemisphere constellation must dip below the horizon for at least a portion of every night during the winter. No star (including the Head) could be in the night sky the entire night unless it were in the northern hemisphere.

The closest approximation to the original description requires a particular configuration. Given that southern Anuire has an approximate latitude of 40 degrees north, the stars of the constellation need to to have a declination of -10 degrees (the Head) to -50 degrees (the Foot). This means on the winter solstice, the Head star would rise at dawn (in the east) and set at dusk (in the west). Meanwhile, on the summer solstice the Foot star would just barely rise above the southern horizon around midnight.

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