Vintage Astronomy Star Chart ~ Canis Major - Lepus Card
A wonderful antique star chart depicting the constellation of Canis Major, Lepus, Columba Noachi and Cela Sculptoris. Canis Major is a constellation, included in the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and still included among the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for 'greater dog', and is commonly represented as one of the dogs following Orion. Lepus is a constellation lying just south of the celestial equator. Its name is Latin for hare. Lepus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations; although the hare does not represent any particular figure in Greek mythology.
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