Berenice's Hair

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Denebola marks the tail of Leo, though the tuft used to be the big loose cluster of Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair.
Berenice's Hair is a 30,000 galaxy constellation near Leo.
It's a very broad church which can include both the cheerful comic-book kitsch of Zara Merrick's Queen Berenice's Hair and the cool intellectual elegance of Sarah Burgess's Pulling On, Slipping Off, a hanging on which thread is used to create a delicate drawing of a pair of hands putting on and taking off a transparent red glove.
This is the Coma Berenices Star Cluster, which makes up most of the constellation Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair.
Se rvis s cites this nursery rhyme in his book Astronomy with an Opera-Glass when describing the constellation Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair.
Peepers were peeping in our pond, whippoorwills calling in the woods--as the ghostly silver needle in Berenice's Hair drifted across the eyepiece view.
According to mythographer Hyginus, the court astronomer Conon of Samos, "wishing to gain favor of the king," explained that Berenice's hair had been transformed into a new constellation.
Ever since, the constellation has been called Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair.
Coma Berenices, or Berenice's Hair, a little cluster of faint stars near the center of this month's northern foldout star map, was named in the 3rd century BC by astronomer Conon of Samos.