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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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p414 Telescopium Herschelii,

formed by the Abbé Hell in 1781, in honor of Sir William Herschel, was first published by Bode in 1800. It lay between the Lynx and Gemini and appears on Burritt's Atlas; but since his day has passed away from the maps and catalogues.

The star π of Gemini marks its former location, the western end having been among the ψ stars of Auriga, not far from the latter's β.


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