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Encyclopedia > Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser

Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator. He and his compatriot Frederick de Houtman mapped the southern sky. Together, they are credited with the creation of twelve new constellations of the southern sky that have become accepted as modern constellations. Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571–1627) was Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ...


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Constellations created by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597 and introduced by the German Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria A constellation is a group of stars visibly related to each other in a particular configuration. ... Frederick de Houtman (1571–1627) was Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time May 24 - Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library. ... Events January 24 - Battle of Turnhout. ... Johann Bayer (1572 – March 7, 1625) was a German astronomer. ... Events March 24 - Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland, uniting the crowns of Scotland and England April 28 – Funeral of Elizabeth I of England in Westminster Abbey July 17 or July 19 - Sir Walter Raleigh arrested for treason. ... Uranometrias engraving of the constellation Orion, courtesy of the US Naval Observatory Library Uranometria is the short title of a star atlas produced by Johann Bayer. ...

Apus | Chamaeleon | Dorado | Grus | Hydrus | Indus | Musca | Pavo | Phoenix | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Volans

For the genus of birds, see Apus (biology). ... Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation that was included in Johann Bayers Uranometria, but may have been in use somewhat earlier. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Dorado constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pavo constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ...

External links

Ian Ridpath's Star Tales (http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/startales1c.htm)


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Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540-1596) was a Dutch navigator.
Together, they are credited with the creation of twelve new constellations of the southern sky that have become accepted as modern constellations.
Constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597 and introduced by Johann Bayer in the 1603 text Uranometria
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