Tarandus vel Rangifer or Tarandus or Rangifer (the Reindeer) was a small constellation located between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis. It was created by the French astronomer Pierre Charles Lemonnier in 1736 to commemorate the expedition of Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis to Lapland. Geodetical observations from the expedition proved Earth's oblateness. The constellation is no longer in use. Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) For the musician, please see Caribou (musician). ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Pierre Charles Le Monnier (November 23, 1715 – May 31, 1799) was a French astronomer. ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... Pierre Louis Maupertuis, here wearing lapmudes or a fur coat from his Lapland expedition. ... National anthem SÃ¡mi soga lÃ¡vlla Languages Sami, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian Area ca. ... It has been suggested that geodetic system be merged into this article or section. ... Earth is the third planet from the Sun. ...
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