Star Constellations for the XVR Star Ceilings

Image showing how you can fit star constellations to a regular ceiling.Image showing how you can add astronomically correct constellations to the random stars and enjoy the mot amazing star ceiling!

This page is about astronomically correct constellations that work with my XVR random stars and how to set them up. I will not be giving any details here about what my random stars consist off or going into how and why my star ceiling art works so before making a purchase you should read the full description for my XVR star ceiling.

Astronomically Correct Constellation Stars

If you love astronomy and star gazing and the idea of having a super realistic star ceiling then you may also want star constellations within that star ceiling. You can see in the above image that this bedroom ceiling not only has random stars but also the Aries, Monoceros and Canis_Major star constellations set up astronomically correct. This set up is not normally a simple task but with the creation of my Glowpatch projection templates you can set up this amazing night sky without having to map out or guess your star positions making it fast, easy and accurate.

Star Constellation Projection Templates

Andromeda Constellation - Print pdf
Andromeda star constellation template.
Aquarius Constellation - Print pdf
Aquarius star constellation template.
Aquila Constellation - Print pdf
Aquila star constellation template.
Aries Constellation - Print pdf
Aries star constellation template.
Cancer Constellation - Print pdf
Cancer star constellation template.
Canis Major Constellation - Print pdf
Canis Major star constellation template.
Cassiopeia Constellation - Print pdf
Cassiopeia star constellation template.
Corona Boraelis Constellation - Print pdf
Corona Boraelis star constellation template.
Crux Constellation - Print pdf
Crux star constellation template.
Gemini Constellation - Print pdf
Gemini star constellation template.
Leo Constellation - Print pdf
Leo star constellation template.
Libra Constellation - Print pdf
Libra star constellation template.
The Little Dipper - Print pdf
The little dipper star template.
Lupus Constellation - Print pdf
Lupus star constellation template.
Monoceros Constellation - Print pdf
Monoceros star constellation template.
Orion Constellation - Print pdf
Orion star constellation template.
Phoenix Constellation - Print pdf
Phoenix star constellation template.
Pisces Constellation - Print pdf
Pisces star constellation template.
Sagittarius Constellation - Print pdf
Sagittarius star constellation template.
Scorpius Constellation - Print pdf
Scorpius star constellation template.
Taurus Constellation - Print pdf
Taurus star constellation template.
The Big Dipper - Print pdf
The big dipper star template.

I no longer supply constellation templates as I don't have the time so I have setup pdf files for each of the above constellations which you can print and then make your own projection templates. When you print the template do so on A4 card stock rather than normal paper as you will get a better projection. In this next image you can see the projection of the Aries constellation that I setup as an example.

Star Constellation Instructions

Image showing how to project your favorite star constellation layout to the ceiling or wall.
  1. Your room must be DARK. The XVR stars are affected by interfering light just as with the stars in the true night sky. To ensure you have a perfect night sky effect in your room the stars must have darkness and the more light you have the less effect you will get.

  2. Select which constellations you want and print them out on card paper using their matching pdf file. Once you have your prints punch the holes through the paper as printed and then your constellation template is ready to be used.

  3. You will need the help of one person to project the image with a torch. The torch needs to have a wide beam as shown in the above image because a narrow or spot beam will not transfer a useable shadow image.

    The person holding the torch and template can use the back of a chair to help steady their hands but it's not critical. This person should hold the torch at a distance from the template that will give a constellation projection in the size you want the constellation to span. To vary the size of the shadow image you are projecting simply move the torch closer or further to the template.

  4. Once your helper is projecting the image in the correct ceiling position place one star into each of the projected circles on the ceiling. The 46 constellation stars now available for the current star strips should only be used if you are setting up at least 8 to 10 square metres or 80 to 100 square feet of star ceiling area otherwise you risk over brightening the star ceiling area and reducing the high animation effect of the random stars.

  5. If you are setting up constellations using the just ended XVR-771 star kit you should contact me before installing as these pdf files and instructions have been updated for the current star strips and will not apply.
An image of the pdf file that shows how to setup star constellation.

You can click this image for a pdf of this star constellation setup diagram.