I have always been wondering about the name behind The Big Dipper and The Little Dipper and why we still use these names even after thousands of years. Given the infinite number of stars in the sky, we should be able to make infinite star constellations. So I was interested in seeing how many different constellations people would draw in 2 hours in the same set of 120 stars. The number of stars was chosen based on the aesthetics of the “sky” design and the chance of two stars clashing with each other. Overall, I obtained 43 different star constellations from 43 different people.
Google Drive folder with all constellations (for confidentiality purposes, the image names are in ascending order and does not reveal person’s netID. Two constellations have been deleted upon request from the authors): here