Antinous (constellation)

The southern part of the constellation eagle was known to the early 19th century as Antinous.

Antinous was a lover of Hadrian, whose legendary self-sacrifice was appreciated by this constellation in the Nile for his emperor. Antinous was therefore set equal to the Ganymede. The image comes from 1782, from Johann Elert Bode's Atlas idea of the stars and shows the constellation, as described in the ancient sources.

Antonioos | Mountain Maenalus | Owl | Herschel Telescope | Jordan | Karl Oak | Cat | Royal Bull of Poniatowski | Wall Quadrant | Northern Fly | Reindeer | ship Argo | Stymphalian Birds | Tigris

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