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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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p292 Noctua, the Night Owl,

has been added by some modern to the already overweighted Hydra. It is shown by Burritt perched upon the extreme tail-tip of that figure, but encroaching on the boundary of the Southern Scale.

p293 Its location formerly was occupied by Le Monnier's Solitaire, but neither of these asterisms is now recognized.


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