Constellations from 'Uranometria', 1603.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Constellations from 'Uranometria', 1603.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Illustration taken from 'Uranometria' (1603) by Johann Bayer, showing the constellation at the south celestial pole. German astronomer and lawyer Johann Bayer (1572-1625) invented the system for naming stars using letters from the Greek alphabet, a system still used today for the brighter stars - those visible to the human eye without the aid of a telescope. 'Uranometria' depicts the positions of nearly 1000 stars in addition to those identified by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).

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