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Felis (constellation)

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Felis (Latin for cat) was a constellation created by French astronomer Jérôme Lalande in 1799. He chose the name partially because, as a cat lover, he felt sorry that there was not yet a cat among the constellations (although there are two lions and a lynx). It was located between the constellations of Antlia and Hydra.

This constellation was first depicted in the Uranographia sive Astrorum Descriptio

(1801) of Johann Elert Bode.