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Celestial globe showing Argo Navis Argo Navis (which means 'the ship Argus or Argo') is a Southern constellation created by the Ancient Greeks, who pictured it as the ship in which Jason with the Argonauts sailed in search of the Golden Fleece. Astronomers in the 18th century decided that it was too big to be just one constellation, so it was divided into 4 smaller ones: Puppis, (the Stern), Vela (the Sails), Pyxis (the Compass) Carina (the Keel). These names are still in use today.

Argo Navis. Jason with his crew took the Argo in search for golden fleece. Johannes Hevelius represented constellation Ptolemy described. 18th century it was divided into three constellations. ©Mona Evans, "Night Sky Olympics"

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1946 CONSTELLATION FIGURES original vintage celestial astronomy lithograph - equatorial & south polar - canis orion lepus argo hydrus volans

1946 CONSTELLATION FIGURES original vintage celestial astronomy lithograph - equatorial & south polar - canis orion lepus argo hydrus volans by antiqueprintstore on Etsy

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Astronomy Vintage Print, Star MapArgo Constellation, Puppis, Vela, Carina

Museum of the Roman Forum (Thessaloniki): Red figure lekythos with a depiction of Hermes slaying Argos- the hundred-eyed guardian of the transformed Ιο-, by the Pan Painter, found in Ancient Aphytis. (470-460 B.C)

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Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monoceros, Argo Navis, Pyxis Nautica, Antique map of the Moon, constellation, galaxy, 12

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita) by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī. c. 1430-1440, Timurid Samarkand. Folio 38r. Folio 217r. Argo navis