Draco constellation, 15th century

Draco constellation, 15th century

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Caption: Draco constellation. 13th-century Islamic manuscript illustration of the constellation of Draco. Stars are marked with yellow circles. The text is in Arabic. This manuscript page is from 'Suwar al-kawakib' (1417), a later copy of a work commonly known as 'Book of the Fixed Stars'. This work was originally written in around 964 by the 10th-century Persian Islamic astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi. For the star tables for this constellation, see images C026/8365 and C026/8366.

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