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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.

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  Tarandus vel Rangifer, the Reindeer,

a small and faint asterism between Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis, was formed by Pierre Charles Le Monnier, under the title Renne, as a memento  p378 of his stay in Lapland when engaged in geodetic work in 1736. The Germans know it as Rennthier, and Bode so inserted it in Die Gestirne.

It has seldom been figured, and now is never mentioned.

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