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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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 p348  Reticulum Rhomboidalis, the Rhomboidal Net,

is generally supposed to be of La Caille's formation as a memorial of the reticle which he used in making his celebrated southern observations; but  p349 it was first drawn by Isaak Habrecht, of Strassburg, as the Rhombus, and so probably only adopted by its reputed inventor. It lies north of Hydrus and the Greater Cloud, containing thirty-four stars from 3.3 to 7th magnitudes.

It is the French Réticule or Rhombe, the German Rhomboidische Netz, and the Italian Reticolo.

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