The dedication of the celestial bodies in the vicinity of Mars was organized by Belgium's MIRA Public Observatory and the Belgian radio station Studio Brussels.
Philippe Mollet of MIRA Public Observatory said that dealing with the star selection process was a tricky task and that the seven stars include Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis.
"It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy. Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars… in the vicinity of Mars. The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death," Mollet said.
Bowie often used celestial themes as the inspiration for his creative activity. He rose to fame with the single Space Oddity and he later created the persona Ziggy Stardust, an extra-terrestrial rock star. His hits also included Starman and Life on Mars.
The seven-star constellation is just one part of an astronomical tribute to Bowie, who passed away on January 10. Earlier, the Stardust for Bowie project was launched to allow fans to use Google Sky to create personal tributes within the constellation's borders by naming a favorite Bowie song or leaving a short note in honor of the British rocker.