Norma and Scorpius

A chart from a modern star atlas showing northern Norma and part of Scorpius. When Lacaille invented Norma, he envisaged it extending northwards into Scorpius. Since then the top of the ruler has been cut off, and the stars he designated Alpha and Beta Normae are now known as N and H Scorpii. They can be seen here above right of the name Scorpius.

From Norton’s Star Atlas 20th edition (Ian Ridpath, ed).

© Pearson Education and Charles Nix.

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