Draco, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, 1482

Draco, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, 1482

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Caption: Draco, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor constellations, 15th century artwork. Engraving of the dragon Draco and the bears Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. The black asterisks indicate the positions of the stars that make up these constellations. This illustration is from Poeticon Astronomicon (Poetic Astronomy), a star atlas by Hyginus that was published in 1482.

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