- a group of stars.
- a constellation.
OTHER WORDS FROM asterismas·ter·is·mal, adjective
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On p. 291, the asterism (three asterisks forming a triangle) is represented simply three asterisks.
In this noble asterism the figure of a giant ascending a slope can be readily discerned when the constellation is due south.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
This asterism was confessedly first taken notice of by Perez or Perseus, by which is meant the Persians.
In memorial of this altar an Asterism was formed in the Sphere, denominated βωμος, ara.
The principal stars of this asterism are of the third magnitude, with the exception of α, which is of the first.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion