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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. It was never used by other astronomers. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A log is a device used in navigation to measure the speed of a ship. ... -1... 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. ... The Pleiades star cluster A star is a massive body of plasma in outer space that is currently producing or has produced energy through nuclear fusion. ... Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713–March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ...


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Star Tales – Lochium Funis (56 words)
An addition to the constellation Argo, introduced by Bode in his Uranographia atlas of 1801.
Lochium Funis represented a nautical log and line used for measuring distance travelled at sea and was positioned next to Pyxis, the Compass.
Lochium Funis coils around Pyxis, the compass, in the Uranographia
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