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Encyclopedia > Cancer Minor (constellation)

Cancer Minor, Latin: lesser crab, was a constellation composed from a stars in Gemini adjacent to Cancer. The 5th magnitude stars constituting Cancer Minor were HIP 36616, and 68, 74, 81 and 85 Geminorum, constituting a faint natural arrow formed asterism. The constellation was introduced by Petrus Plancius in 1613 [1]. It was used during the 17th century, but was no longer recognized in the 18ths. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Superfamilies Dromiacea Homolodromioidea Dromioidea Homoloidea Eubrachyura Raninoidea Cyclodorippoidea Dorippoidea Calappoidea Leucosioidea Majoidea Hymenosomatoidea Parthenopoidea Retroplumoidea Cancroidea Portunoidea Bythograeoidea Xanthoidea Bellioidea Potamoidea Pseudothelphusoidea Gecarcinucoidea Cryptochiroidea Pinnotheroidea * Ocypodoidea * Grapsoidea * An asterisk (*) marks the crabs included in the clade Thoracotremata. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as the twins . It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Petrus Plancius (1552–1622) was a Dutch astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. ...


  1. ^ atlascoelestis.com, Felice Stoppa: Le costellazioni di Petrus Plancius
Constellation history
Obsolete constellations including Ptolemy's Argo Navis
Anser • Antinous • Argo Navis • Asterion • Cancer Minor • Cerberus • Chara • Custos Messium • Felis • Frederici Honores/Gloria Frederici • Gallus • Globus Aerostaticus • Jordanus • Lochium Funis • Machina Electrica • Malus • Mons Maenalus • Musca Borealis • Noctua • Officina Typographica • Polophylax • Psalterium Georgii/Harpa Georgii • Quadrans Muralis • Ramus Pomifer • Robur Carolinum • Sceptrum Brandenburgicum • Sceptrum et Manus Iustitiae • Solarium • Tarandus vel Rangifer • Taurus Poniatovii • Telescopium Herschelii • Testudo • Tigris • Triangulum Minor • Turdus Solitarius • Vultur
obsolete constellation names
Apis • Phoenicopterus • Serpentarius • Vespa • Xiphias



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