Circinus

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin circinus (a pair of compasses)

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Circinus

  1. (astronomy) A small constellation of the southern winter sky, said to resemble a compass. It lies between the constellations of Centaurus and Triangulum Australe.

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