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Ophiuchus and Serpens Constellations, 1822
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Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator It is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens Serpens is unique among the modern constellations in being split into two noncontiguous parts Serpens Caput Serpents Head to the west and Serpens Cauda Serpents Tail to the east They were two of the constellations listed by the nd century astronomer Ptolemy and they remain two of the modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson inspired by the star atlas of Johann Elert Bode but restricted itself to stars that could be seen with the naked eye Comprising a systematic display of the heavens in a series of thirty maps illustrated by scientific description of their contents and accompanied by catalogues of the stars and astronomical exercises plate