Quadrans Muralis

Quadrans Muralis (Latin for "mural quadrant") was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1795. It was located between the constellations of Boötes and Ursa Major. It is no longer in use, but the Quadrantid meteor shower is named after it.

References

* http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/obsolete_pages/quadrans_muralis.htm
* http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/quadrans.htm

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