The universe is filled with stars, and so is this mug. You can sit with a cool beverage and let your imagination draw figures in the sky… or add hot water and watch 11 lovely hand-rendered illustrations appear: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Gemini, Hercules, Orion, Perseus, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Taurus, Ursa Major, and Ursa Minor.
- 12oz ceramic mug.
- Hand wash only.
- Microwave safe.
Celestial cartography, uranography, astrography or star cartography [ citation needed ] is the fringe of astronomy and branch of cartography concerned with mapping stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects on the celestial sphere. Measuring the position and light of charted objects requires a variety of instruments and techniques. These techniques have developed from angle measurements with quadrants and the unaided eye, through sextants combined with lenses for light magnification, up to current methods which include computer-automated space telescopes. Uranographers have historically produced planetary position tables, star tables, and star maps for use by both amateur and professional astronomers. More recently computerized star maps have been compiled, and automated positioning of telescopes is accomplished using databases of stars and other astronomical objects.