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Gallus (the cockerel) was a constellation invented by Petrus Plancius in the early 17th century. It was in the northern part of what is now Puppis. It was not adopted in the atlases of Johann Bode and fell into disuse. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Petrus Plancius (1552–1622) was a Dutch astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Puppis (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation. ... Johann Elert Bode Johann Elert Bode (January 19, 1747 – November 23, 1826) was a German astronomer known for his contribution to the Titius-Bode law and his works to determine the orbit of Uranus, for which he also suggested the name. ...


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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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Star Tales – Gallus (137 words)
This constellation was formed by the Dutch theologian Petrus Plancius and first appeared on his celestial globe of 1612.
Gallus lay in the Milky Way, south of the celestial equator in the northern part of what is now Puppis.
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