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Lacerta

Quick Facts

Name:Lacerta
la-SIR-tah
Meaning:Lizard
Abbreviation:Lac
Genitive:Lacertae
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -35°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:October, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 29
Right Ascension:22.46 hours
Declination:44.8 degrees
Area:200.688 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Lacerta

About Lacerta

The constellation Lacerta was created by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. Royer had named this area of the sky Sceptre, the hand of justice, in commemoration of King Louis XIV; Bode changed it to recognize Frederick the Great. Later, Hevelius named it Lacerta after Sceptre was forgotten.

Neighboring Constellations

AndromedaCygnus
CassiopeiaPegasus
Cepheus
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