vendredi 12 septembre 2008

Corona Australis 1

This tiny constellation has been recognized over the centuries by many cultures and has been known by an equal number of different names.

It has been called the Southern Wreath by the Greeks. It represents the crown worn by the centaur Sagittarius and sometimes known as Corona Sagittarii.

The Romans knew it as the Golden Crown of Sagittarius, as the Little Crown, the Southern Coil, and the Crown of Eternal Life.

The Arabs have called it the Tortoise, the Woman's Tent, the Ostrich's Nest, and the Dish.

The Chinese also called it the Tortoise, or Pee.

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