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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!

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p289 Machina Electrica,

one of Bode's constellations of 1800, lies south of the central portion of Cetus. With him it was the Elektrisir Machine and Machine Electrique; the Italians call it Machina Elettrica.

It is now generally omitted from the maps and catalogues.


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