Most show the famous western Circlet of stars (easily imagined as a fish), attached to a wide V-shaped cord with a dim kink of stars on the northeastern end. That part resembles a diamond-shaped fish halved lengthwise. Such a depiction just doesn’t cut it because something seems missing.
The problem with modern depictions of constellations is they show us, as best they can, figures that fit within established boundaries imposed by an international committee. This forces celestial cartographers to “stay within the lines.” But constellations were imagined long before these boundaries existed and without any constraints.
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