Daily Create Prompt: #DS106 #tdc4017 #clmooc #dailycreate Explore Galactica– a fantasy map created by @galaxy_map based on the mapping of stars in our galaxy. You can download a desktop image here.
I dug around a bit further on the information about the map after I found the “Hic Sunt Dracones” [Latin for Here be dragons] in two places on the map. I discovered an entire lesson unit from National Geographic on “here-be-dragons” old maps from that search.
Then I looked for more posts about the map, in particular “Territory of Pismis,” which is near one of the Hic Sunt Dracones dragons. I found that the map author named that part of the map for Paris Pismis, an astronomer who catalogued the monster stars of the open star cluster Pismis 24 in the constellation Scorpio in earth’s southern sky near the center of the Milky Way. [Post on Paris Pismis by @galaxy_map ].
Daily Create Response
And so I created my response of screenshots from Galactia, the galaxy map along with the photo of Pismis24, the giant star, and a brief blurb and image of Paris Pismis:
Here be dragons: monsters stars, dragons of the universe, from a dragon of an astronomer who catalogued themGrammaSheri and Sheri42