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South circumpolar constellations. Earth's south pole. The constellations, clockwise from left, are: Phoenix, Grus (upper), Toucana (middle) and Hydrus (lower, not the same as Hydra), Indus, Pavo, Apis Indica (now called Apus), Triangulum Australe, Apis (now called Musca, upper) and Chameleon (lower), Piscis Volans and Dorado. Illustration from Johann Bayer's Uranometria (Greek for 'sky measurements'), a star atlas and catalogue published in 1603.
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