Great Diamond

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Asterism (astronomy)

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The Great Diamond is an asterism.
The Great Diamond consisting of Arcturus, Spica, Denebola, and Cor Caroli. An East-West line from Arcturus to Denebola forms an equilateral triangle with Cor Caroli to the North, and another with Spica to the South. The Arcturus, Regulus, Spica triangle is sometimes given the name Spring Triangle. Together these two triangles form the Diamond. Formally, the stars of the Diamond are in the constellations Boötes, Virgo, Leo, and Canes Venatici.

Arcturus

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Arcturus (α Boo), the brightest star in Boötes
Together with Spica and Denebola (or Regulus, depending on the source), Arcturus is part of the Spring Triangle asterism and, by extension, also of the Great Diamond along with the star Cor Caroli.

Spica

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Spica (α Vir), the wheat of Virgo
Spica, along with Arcturus and Denebola or Regulus depending on the source, is part of the Spring Triangle asterism, and by extension, also of the Great Diamond together with the star Cor Caroli.

Spring Triangle

The three southernmost stars are sometimes regarded as being their own asterism, the Spring Triangle.
These stars form parts of a larger Spring asterism called the Great Diamond together with Cor Caroli.

Denebola

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Denebola (β Leo), the tail of Leo
Denebola, along with Spica and Arcturus, is part of the Spring Triangle asterism, and by extension, also of the Great Diamond together with the star Cor Caroli.

Cor Caroli

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Cor Caroli (α CVn), located in Canes Venatici
It marks the northern vertex of the asterism known as the Great Diamond or the Diamond of Virgo.

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Summer Triangle

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Spring Great Diamond

Big Dipper

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The Great Diamond is somewhat larger than the Big Dipper.

Coma Berenices

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Lying within the Great Diamond is the set of stars traditionally assigned to Coma Berenices.

Galaxy

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Many nearby galaxies, including galaxies within the Virgo Cluster, are located within this asterism, and some of these galaxies can easily be observed with amateur telescopes.

Virgo Cluster

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Many nearby galaxies, including galaxies within the Virgo Cluster, are located within this asterism, and some of these galaxies can easily be observed with amateur telescopes.

Amateur astronomy

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Many nearby galaxies, including galaxies within the Virgo Cluster, are located within this asterism, and some of these galaxies can easily be observed with amateur telescopes.

Telescope

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Many nearby galaxies, including galaxies within the Virgo Cluster, are located within this asterism, and some of these galaxies can easily be observed with amateur telescopes.

Canes Venatici

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Cor Caroli (α CVn), located in Canes Venatici

Leo (constellation)

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Denebola (β Leo), the tail of Leo

Virgo (constellation)

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Spica (α Vir), the wheat of Virgo

Boötes

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Arcturus (α Boo), the brightest star in Boötes