Allerlei - Modern Constellations: Reticulum to Vulpecula

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Reticulm

Reticulum, the Reticule, was published by LaCaille in 1754. It honors the measuring grid inside various optical devices that allows precise measurements.

Scutum

Scutum, the Shield (of Sobieski), was published by Hevelius in 1684 to honor the Polish King Jan III Sobieski (1629-1696).

Telescopium

Telescopium, the Telescope, was originally published by LaCaille in 1754.

Tucana

Tucana, the Toucan, was another 1598 constellation from Plancius and Keyser. It honors the South American bird that explorers discovered.

Volans

Volans, the Flying Fish, is often depicted as being chased by the constellation Dorado. Volans was a 1598 work of Plancius and Keyser.

Sculptor

Sculptor, the Sculptor, was originally published as the Sculptor's Workshop by LaCaille in 1754.

Sextans

Sextans,the Sextant, honors the tool used by sailors and explorers. This constellation was published by Hevelius in 1690.

Triangulum Australe

Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, was published in 1598 from the work of Plancius and Keyser.

Vulpecula

Vulpecula, the Fox, was created by Hevelius in 1690.


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