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Can you name the astronomical terms which all begin with C

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The intersection of the earth's equatorial plane with the celestial sphere
A type of star which undergoes a regular pattern of changing brightness as a function of time.
A meteorite containing chondrules and other components produced in the solar nebula
A chunk of frozen gasses, ice, and rocky debris that orbits the Sun
A grouping of stars that make an imaginary picture in the sky
The thermal radiation left over from the time of recombination in Big Bang cosmology
Points on the celestial sphere where earths axis of rotation intersects the celestial sphere
Small, glassy spheres commonly found in meteorites
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An optical lens defect causing color fringes, as the lens material brings different colors of light to focus at different points
The outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, this can be seen during a total eclipse
Last name of the renaissance mathematician and astronomer who published the book 'On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres'
A spherical cloud of material surrounding the head of a comet
The first name of Messier, the French astronomer known for publishing an astronomical catalogue of nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 110 'Messier objects'
The name of the second largest moon of Jupiter
A bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of an asteroid or meteoroid

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