[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home
[image ALT: a blank space]

This webpage reproduces a section of
Star Names
Their Lore and Meaning

by
Richard Hinckley Allen

as reprinted
in the Dover edition, 1963

The text is in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though,
please let me know!

[image ALT: a blank space]

p166 Circinus, the Pair of Compasses,

formed by La Caille, lies close to the front feet of the Centaur, south from Lupus and Norma, its inventor appropriately associating it with the latter.

It is the German Zirkel, the French Compas, and the Italian Compasso.

Gould catalogues in it 48 stars down to the 7th magnitude.

The constellation culminates about the middle of June.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 8 Dec 07