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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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p377 Solarium, the Sun-dial,

lies east from Horologium, between the head of Hydrus and the tail of Dorado; but I can nowhere find anything as to the origin of the figure, although Miss Bouvier included it in her list, and Burritt drew it on his Atlas. It seems to be ignored by our astronomers, its stars being combined with those of the neighboring constellations.


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