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Octans

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Etymology

Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] octans, an "octant"

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Octans

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Octans

  1. (astronomy) A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an octant. It lies closest to the southern celestial pole of any constellation.

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