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Aqulia Constellations, 1829
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Aqulia constellations. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas 'Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh' (1829) by Kornelius Reissig, an Associate Member of the Russian Academy Sciences in St. Petersburg. The title translates as 'Presentation of constellations in 30 tables'. This was the earliest Russian star atlas, and was based on earlier work by Bode (1806) and Flamsteed (1776). The constellations are labelled in Cyrillic, represented by mythological figures and animals. This is Plate 12, showing the constellations (from left) of Delphinus, Aquila, Antinous (below Aquila), Scutum Sobiescianum, and Taurus Poniatovii.
March 6th, 2014
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