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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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 p347  Psalterium Georgii or Georgianum,

sometimes Harpa Georgii, was formed in 1781 by the Abbé Maximilian Hell, and named in honor of King George II of England. On the Stieler Planisphere it is Georg's Harfe, from Bode's Georgs Harffe.

 p348  It lies between the fore feet of Taurus and the River Eridanus, its stars all very inconspicuous, unless it be the 4½‑magnitude ο2 Eridani, which was borrowed for its formation. But the loan has been returned, for Psalterium is not now recognized by astronomers.

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