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The former constellation Argo Navis
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The former constellation Argo Navis

Former constellations are constellations that are no longer recognized by the International Astronomical Union for various reasons. Many of these constellations existed for long periods of time, even centuries in many cases, which means they still have a large historical value and can be found on older star charts. Drawing by Johann Hevelius of constellation Argo, scanned from a facsimile print. ... Drawing by Johann Hevelius of constellation Argo, scanned from a facsimile print. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Logo of the IAU The International Astronomical Union (French: Union astronomique internationale) unites national astronomical societies from around the world. ...

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Noteworthy Former Constellations

Argo Navis

Argo Navis is the only constellation from Ptolemy's original list of 48 constellations that is no longer officially recognized. Due to its large size, it was split into three constellations by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille: Carina (the keel), Puppis (the poop deck), and Vela (the sails). This new version was introduced in the star catalog Coelum Australe Stelliferum in 1763, which was published after de Lacaille's death. The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; ca. ... Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 – March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. ... Carina is the Latin word for keel. ... Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation. ... Vela is a constellation. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Quadrans Muralis

Quadrans Muralis was originally created in 1795, but has since been merged into the constellations Bo├Âtes and Ursa Major. However the Quadrantids meteor shower is still named after the former constellation. Quadrans Muralis (Latin for mural quadrant) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1795. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... The Quadrantids are a meteor shower. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ...


List of Former Constellations

Bust of Antinous in the Palazzo Altemps museum in Rome Antinous or Antinoos (Greek: Αντινοος, born circa 110 or 111 CE, died 130 CE), lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, was born to a Greek family in Bithynion-Claudiopolis, in the province of Bithynia in what is now north-west Turkey. ... Apis can refer to the following: Apis — An Egyptian god Apis — A Bee genus Apis — In Greek mythology a prophet. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Cerberus - Watercolor by William Blake In Greek mythology, Cerberus or Cerberos (Greek Κέρβερος, Kerberos, demon of the pit), was the hound of Hades—a monstrous three-headed dog (sometimes said to have 50 or 100 heads) with a snake for a tail and innumerable snake heads on his back. ... Custos Messium (Latin for harvest-keeper) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1775. ... Felis is a genus of cats in the family Felidae. ... Frederici Honores or Honores Friderici or Gloria Frederici (Latin for Glory of Frederick) was a constellation created by Johann Bode in 1787 to honor Frederick the Great, the king of Prussia who had died in the previous year. ... Gallus may be: Quintus Roscius Gallus (c. ... Globus Aerostaticus (Latin for hot air balloon) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1798. ... Lochium Funis (Latin for the log and line) was a constellation created by Johann Bode from the stars which Nicolas Louis de Lacaille created the constellation Pyxis. ... Machina Electrica (Latin for electricity generator) was a constellation created by Johann Bode in 1800. ... This article is about the genus Malus. ... Mons Maenalus (the Mountain) was a constellation created by Johannes Hevelius. ... Musca Borealis (Latin for northern fly) was a constellation located between the constellations of Aries and Perseus. ... Noctua (Latin for owl) was a constellation located between the constellations of Hydra and Libra. ... Officina Typographica (Latin for printing office) was a constellation located east of Sirius. ... For the American doo-wop group, best known for I Only Have Eyes for You (1959), see The Flamingos. ... Polophylax (Greek: guardian of the pole) was a southern constellation introduced by Petrus Plancius in the early 17th century. ... Psalterium Georgii (also Harpa Georgii) (Latin for Georges harp) was a constellation created by Maximilian Hell in 1781 to honor George II of Great Britain. ... Quadrans Muralis (Latin for mural quadrant) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1795. ... Ramus Pomifer (Latin for apple branch) was a constellation located between Hercules and Lyra. ... Robur Carolinum (Latin for Charles oak) was a constellation created by the English astronomer Sir Edmund Halley in 1679. ... Sceptrum Brandenburgicum (Latin for scepter of Brandenburg) was a constellation created in 1688 by Gottfried Kirch, astronomer of Prussian Royal Society of Sciences. ... Sceptrum et Manus Iustitiae (Latin for scepter and hand of justice) was a constellation created by Augustin Royer in 1679 to honor king Louis XIV of France. ... The word solarium (pl -lariums or -laria) is Latin and means terrace or flat housetop from the Latin word sol meaning sun. ... Tarandus vel Rangifer or Tarandus or Rangifer (the Reindeer) was a small constellation located between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis. ... Taurus Poniatovii (Latin for Poniatowskis bull) was a constellation created by Martin Poczobut in 1777 to honor Stanislaus Poniatowski, king of Poland. ... Telescopium Herschelii (Latin for Herschels telescope) was a constellation created by Maximilian Hell in 1781 to honor the famous English astronomer Sir William Herschel. ... A century of Roman legionaires in testudo formation, as portrayed in the Rome: Total War computer game, copyright 2004 Creative Assembly and Activision In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a formation utilized commonly by the Roman Legions during battles, particularly sieges. ... Tigris River in Mosul, Iraq The Tigris (Kurdish: Tîj / Tûj / Tîr , Old Persian: Tigrā-, Pahlavi: Tigr, Syriac: ܕܩܠܬ; Deqlath, Arabic: دجلة; Dijla, Turkish: Dicle, Hebrew: חדקל; ḥiddeqel) is the eastern member of the pair of great rivers that define Mesopotamia, along with the Euphrates, which flows from the mountains of... Triangulum Minor or Triangulum Minus (Latin for lesser triangle) was a constellation created by Hevelius. ... Hiren is gay. ... New Vespas The Vespa is a line of motor scooters that was first manufactured in Pontedera, Italy in 1946 by Piaggio & Co, S.p. ...

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Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... From the dawn of time, humans observed the sky and grouped stars into patterns or constellations. ...

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Former Constellations
Antinous | Apis | Argo Navis | Cerberus
Custos Messium | Felis | Frederici Honores | Gallus
Globus Aerostaticus | Jordanus | Lochium Funis
Machina Electrica | Malus | Mons Maenalus | Musca Borealis
Noctua | Officina Typographica | Phoenicopterus
Polophylax | Psalterium 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 | Vespa

 
 

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