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Psalterium Georgii (also Harpa Georgii) (Latin for George's harp) was a constellation created by Maximilian Hell in 1781 to honor George II of Great Britain. It was created from parts of Eridanus and was located next to constellations Taurus and Cetus. It is no longer in use. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Maximilian Hell or Maximilian Höll (May 15, 1720 – April 14, 1792) was an astronomer, and also a Jesuit and an ordained priest. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683–25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... The name Eridanus can refer to: Eridanos (or Eridanus), a river in Greek mythology, associated by Herodotus with the Po. ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ...


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Psalterium Georgii (75 words)
The constellation is also known by Harpa Georgii, and is supposed to represent a harp.
It was created out of stars taken from Eridanus, the river, and is located between that constellation and Cetus, the sea-monster.
Psalterium Georgii, is no longer considered an official constellation and its stars have been returned to Eridanus.
Psalterium Georgii Fluvius Eridanus Cetus Officina Sculptoris Fornax Chemica and Machina Electrica - Hodge Podge ... (261 words)
Psalterium Georgii Fluvius Eridanus Cetus Officina Sculptoris Fornax Chemica and Machina Electrica - Hodge Podge (various) collection
Psalterium Georgii Fluvius Eridanus Cetus Officina Sculptoris Fornax Chemica and Machina Electrica
Description: Astronomical chart showing a whale, a harp, chemical apparatus, a mechanical device, and a table on which is a bust and sculpting tools forming the constellations.
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