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Phoenicopterus (Latin for flamingo) is a name of constellation Grus used in England in the 17th century. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Species Phoenicopterus roseus Phoenicopterus minor Phoenicopterus jamesi Phoenicopterus andinus Phoenicopterus chilensis Phoenicopterus ruber Flamingos (genus Phoenicopterus monotypic in family Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height, found in both the western and eastern hemispheres. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... (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. ...


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Constellation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1006 words)
The constellation boundaries were drawn up by Eugène Delporte in 1930, and he drew them along vertical and horizontal lines of right ascension and declination.
Twelve of the constellations in the southern celestial hemisphere were not observable by the Greeks, and were created by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the sixteenth century and first cataloged by Johann Bayer.
All modern constellation names are Latin proper names or words, and some stars are named using the genitive of the constellation in which they are found.
Constellation (971 words)
The term is also often used, incorrectly, to denote a group of stars visibly related to each other in a particular configuration or pattern.
Examples are Ursa Major (containing the star pattern known as the Big Dipper), Orion (containing a striking figure of a hunter), Leo (containing bright stars outlining the form of a lion) and Scorpius (a scorpion).
The genitive is formed using the usual rules of Latin grammar, and for those unfamiliar with that language the form of the genitive is unpredictable and must be memorized.
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