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Zodiac: Gemini
May 22 - Jun 21
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Gemini (Twins)

This is a very old constellation, representing the two twins Castor and Pollux. They have been regarded as the patrons and protectors of sailors.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between May 22 and June 21. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Pollux (β Geminorum).
Neighboring constellations are Taurus, Orion, Monoceros, Canis Minor, Cancer, Lynx, and Auriga.
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Latin name:  Gemini (Gem)
English name:  Twins
Abbreviation:  Gem
Zodiac:  May 22 - June 21
Brightest star:  Pollux (β Geminorum)

Historic depiction of the Twins.

Objects in Twins

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
NGC 2392 (Eskimo Nebula)
a planetary nebula in the constellation Twins
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Andrew Fruchter (STScI), and the ERO team (STScI + ST-ECF)
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

NGC 2371
False color image of NGC2371: red(sulfur and nitrogen), green (hydrogen), and blue (oxygen).
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

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