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Encyclopedia > Felis (constellation)

Felis (Latin for cat) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1805. It was located between the constellations of Antlia and Hydra. It is no longer in use. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about the domestic cat. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande (July 11, 1732 – April 4, 1807) was a French astronomer. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ...

External link

  • http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/obsolete_pages/felis.htm
  • http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/felis.htm



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