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  • proper n. A dim spring constellation of the southern sky. It lies between Aquarius and Phoenix and lies in the direction of the southern pole of the Milky Way.

Etymologies

Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. Originally called Apparātus Scūlptoris, Latin for "sculptor's apparatus" but later shortened. (Wiktionary)

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