Custos Messium

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Custos Messium and the likewise-obsolete constellation of Tarandus depicted above Camelopardalis.

Custos Messium (Latin for harvest-keeper) was a constellation created by Jérôme Lalande in 1775 to honor Charles Messier. It was located between the constellations of Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia and Cepheus. It is no longer recognized.[1]


  1. ^ Star Names-Their Lore and Meaning by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899 retrieved 22/09/2011)
  • Ian Ridpath's Star Tales: Custos Messium retrieved 5 August 2005
  • SEDS retrieved 23 August 2006

External links

  • Michael E. Bakich (1995 22/09/2011)
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