Cancer Constellation, 1603

Cancer Constellation, 1603

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Caption: Cancer constellation from Johann Bayer's star atlas Uranometria Omnium Asterismorum, 1603. Cancer is one of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, which is associated with the constellation Cancer.

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