GSEB Solutions for Class 6 Science and Technology – Night Sky (English Medium)
The star cluster shown in the given figure resembles the shape of a dipper used to drink water and is hence called the ‘Big Dipper’.
There are seven stars in the Big Dipper constellation.
The star cluster shown in the given figure resembles the shape of the letter ‘M’ or ‘W’ and is known as ‘Cassiopeia’.
There are five bright stars in the constellation-Cassiopeia.
- The number of stars in Big Dipper is seven.
- The shape of Cassiopeia is like letter ‘M’ or ‘W’.
- Pole star is always in north direction.
With the help of the pole star we can see the ‘Cassiopeia’ and ‘Big Dipper’.
‘Sirius (Vyadha)’ is also known as ‘Shikari‘.