Orion Constellation Project

Hi, please see my Orion Constellation Project. Thank you in advance for any feedback.

%matplotlib notebook
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D

Get familiar with real data
x = [-0.41, 0.57, 0.07, 0.00, -0.29, -0.32,-0.50,-0.23, -0.23]
y = [4.12, 7.71, 2.36, 9.10, 13.35, 8.13, 7.19, 13.25,13.43]
z = [2.06, 0.84, 1.56, 2.07, 2.36, 1.72, 0.66, 1.25,1.38]

Create a 2D Visualization
fig = plt.figure()
plt.scatter(x,y, color = ‘red’)
plt.xlabel(‘x coordinates’)
plt.ylabel(‘y coordinates’)
plt.title(‘Orion Constellation 2D’)

Create a 3D Visualization
fig_3d = plt.figure()
fig_3d.add_subplot(1,1,1, projection = ‘3d’)
constellation3d = plt.scatter(x,y,z)
plt.title(‘Orion Constellation 3D’)


I went through the same tutorial and one of the items that was driving me crazy was the size of the markers in the 3D Constellation. I added the “scale” parameter to the scatter method. I ended up adjusting it until I got the size of the markers large enough.

Example: plt.scatter(x,y,z,s=30)