BackGround Many of the proper names that remain in use in modern astronomy are based on Arabic star names from medieval Islamic astronomy, which in turn have a substantial base on Claudius Ptolemy’sAlmagest, which contained the original Greek and Latin names for stars. When Pern was first setteld they continued to use that same system in the beginning. So the stars have a "proper" name which is Arabic/Latin but then they have their common names. Use of the common names with the lesser constellations became more widely used in the later passes and especially after the technology was lost and only the majority of people who remember the proper names are the StarCrafters.
Ah-Teen is the proper name given to this constellation but the common name for it is Faranth. Even though Faranth was not the first queen to hatch, mate, or lay eggs (she was actually one of the last of her clutch) she is the first Senior Gold, ridden by the first Weyrwoman. By later Passes, her status is confused with being the first gold in existence.
Ah-Teen (tah-neen but throughout history lost its proper pronunciation and is now pronounced as it looks Ah-TEEN) is Dragon in Arabic and was one of the first constellations to be named. It holds the central star which acts much like the North Star does on Earth. It can be identified by having a bright red color for a star and is considerd to be the heart of the dragon. As such it was named Sorka after her rider. The second noticable star is Ayn (Ah-Yen) a yellowish golden star that is in the place of the eye of the dragon.
Season This constellation can be seen year round and pivots around the star Sorka.