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

Richard Hinckley Allen

as reprinted
in the Dover edition, 1963

The text is in the public domain.

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 p237  Globus Aerostaticus, vel Aetherius, the Balloon,

was formed by La Lande in 1798, but, like most of his stellar creations, seems to have passed out of the recognition of science.

It lay east of the Microscope, between the tail of the Southern Fish and the body of Capricorn.

Bode published it in his Die Gestirne as the Luft Ballon, Ideler's Luft Ball, with twenty-two stars; and Father Secchi still had it in his maps as the Italian Aerostáto. With the French it was the Ballon Aérostatique.

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