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Encyclopedia > Taurus Poniatovii

Taurus Poniatovii (Latin for Poniatowski's bull) was a constellation created by Martin Poczobut in 1777 to honor Stanislaus Poniatowski, king of Poland. It was located in the north-eastern corner of Ophiuchus. It is no longer in use. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... See also Poczobutt crater Categories: Mathematician stub | 1728 births | 1810 deaths | Polish astronomers | Polish mathematicians ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other persons named Stanisław Poniatowski, see Stanisław Poniatowski. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ...


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Star Tales – Taurus Poniatovii (147 words)
The constellation was formed from a V-shaped group of stars that Ptolemy in his Almagest had classified as being outside Ophiuchus.
Poczobut thought that this group resembled the Hyades cluster that outlines the face of Taurus the bull in the zodiac.
Taurus Poniatovii pictured in the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
The constellation resource page - constelation - costellation (1560 words)
He may have been a Hellenized Egyptian, but he was probably of Greek ancestry, although no description taurus constellation of his family background or physical appearance exists, though it is likely he was born in Egypt, probably in or near Alexandria.
But Renaissance star catalogs by Johann constellation taurus Bayer and John Flamsteed required every star to be in a constellation, and the number of visible stars in a constellation to be leo constellation manageably small.
The genitive is formed using the usual rules of Latin grammar, lockheed constellation and for those unfamiliar with that language the form of the genitive is sometimes pegasus constellation unpredictable and must be memorized.
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