Mensa, the Table Mountain, was published by LaCaille in 1754. It honors the mountain that overlooked LaCaille's observatory at Cape Town, South Africa.
Monoceros, the Unicorn, was published by Plancius (who was a preacher) in 1612 because this creature was sometimes associated with Jesus Christ.
Norma, the Carpenter's Square, honors the tool used by carpenters and architects. This constellation was published by LaCaille in 1754.
Pavo, the Peacock, was published in 1598 from the work of Plancius and Keyser. It honors the beautiful bird that explorers encountered.
Pictor, the Painter's Easel, was published by LaCaille in 1754.
Microscopium, the Microscope, was published by LaCaille in 1754.
Musca, the Fly, was the work of Plancius and Keyser and was published in 1598. Apparently a fly was placed here to give the Chameleon something to eat!
Octans, the Octant, was published in 1754 by LaCaille to honor this important tool of science and exploration.
Phoenix, the Phoenix, was from Plancius and Keyser. It was published in 1598 and signifies rebirth.
Pyxis, the Nautical Compass, was published by LaCaille in 1754.