The Bayer constellations are twelve constellations in the southern hemisphere that were
first described by Johann Bayer in his 1603 star
atlas Uranometria. They are Apus (the Bird of Paradise), Chamaeleon, Dorado (the Goldfish), Grus (the Crane), Hydrus (the Lesser Water Snake), Indus (the Indian), Musca (the Fly), Pavo (the Peacock), Phoenix (the Firebird), Triangulum
Australe the Southern Triangle, Tucana (the
Toucan), and Volans (the Flying Fish).
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