Intro and Visual description
Lies under the arc of the Big Dipper’s handle.
The brightest star is Cor Caroli, "heart of Charles," to honor King Charles I of England (martyred in the bloodless revolution of the seventeenth century).
Origin and History
One of the seven constellations created by the Polish astronomer, Johannes Hevelius, in 1687.
Skylore, Literature and Culture
Two hunting dogs of Bootes the Herdsman, named Asterion (Starry) and Chara (Joy). They are chasing Ursa Major.