One of the oldest recorded constellations was first catalogued by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy and is easy to find! All you have to do is follow the handle of the plough and arc round to a bright star called Arcturus (original name of the constellation). Arcturus lies at the bottom of a kite shape that outlines the constellation. The constellation is rich in mythology and was credited with inventing the plough. Ceres the god of agriculture placed him in the sky to honour the importance of his invention.

Notable Objects

Arcturus, NGC5466 is a loose open structred globular cluster.