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Regarding the "prohibition of making celestial bodies", there is indeed a prohibition to draw stars or any of the heavenly objects, which includes constellations. While the stars in this case aren't protruding images, most of the poskim assume that flat images are still prohibited (see Tosfos Avoda Zara 43b, that the reason is because these images look flat ...
According to the translator of the Moznaim Mishneh Torah, the prohibition on "drawing planets and constellations" applies to figures that represent them in astrology (e.g. the ones accompanying some piyyutim in the back of the Artscroll machzor) and not astronomical charts. Primary sources to follow in an edit.
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