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Encyclopedia > Telescopium Herschelii

Telescopium Herschelii (Latin for Herschel's telescope) was a constellation created by Maximilian Hell in 1781 to honor the famous English astronomer Sir William Herschel. It was located between the constellations of Lynx and Gemini. 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). ... 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... Sir Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel (Hanover, November 15, 1738 – August 25, 1822 Slough, then in Buckinghamshire now in Berkshire) was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering the planet Uranus, and made many other astronomical discoveries. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ...


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Star Tales – Telescopium Herschelii (168 words)
Tubus Herschelii Major, as Hell called it, represented Herschel’s 20-ft-long (6-m) telescope and lay between Gemini and Auriga.
Tubus Herschelii Minor, crammed awkwardly between Orion and the head of Taurus, represented Herschel’s 7-ft (2-m) reflector.
Telescopium Herschelii, depicting the reflecting telescope with which William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus, on the Uranographia atlas of Johann Bode.
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