Norma and Scorpius

A chart from a modern star atlas showing northern Norma and part of Scorpius. When he invented Norma, Lacaille envisaged it extending northwards into Scorpius. The stars he designated Alpha and Beta Normae are now known as N and H Scorpii. They can be seen here to the right of the name Scorpius.


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From Norton’s Star Atlas 20th edition (Ian Ridpath, ed).
© Pearson Education and Charles Nix.