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.
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.
Choose your prefered constellations from the above selection and let me know which ones you have chosen after you have ordered. All I need is the template numbers for example: C10, C14, C17.
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.
You should always setup your constellations first and allocate a 3SQM or 33SQ. Ft area for any given constellation. Any remaining super bright stars that you do not use for the constellation and the 6 blue giants need to go randomly within the same area but place these stars in a way that does not make your constellation hard to identify.
You will need your constellation templates and one person to help you with a torch. The torch needs to have a wide beam as shown in Fig-1 below 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 width of at least one metre (3 feet) or larger as seen in Fig-1. To vary the size of the shadow image you are projecting simply move the torch closer or further to the template. This projection should be somewhat central of your allocated 3SQM area.
Once your helper is projecting the image in the correct ceiling position place orange markers inside the small projected circles, red markers inside the the medium circles and blue markers inside the large circles. To make it fast you should also have the markers ready to grab from your fingers as I show in Fig-2 below.
You will be able to place almost any star constellation in around a minute. The person holding the template should concentrate on keeping the shadow image fairly steady for this time and don't worry it's very easy to stop at any point and then re-align the shadow to match the markers that you have already fitted. Do the same until you have all of your constellation markers fitted.There are 7 super bright/constellation stars that come with each micro star strip. You must not make more than one constellation for every 6 star strips purchased. This is simply because you need some random super bright stars within the star ceiling area created using the 6 star strips as they are critical to the night sky effect. You can see from the image below with any 6 star strips purchased you will get 6 of these 7 star super brights which can be used fully random or split with a constellation.