Jordanus (constellation)

Jordanus (the Jordan River) was a constellation introduced in 1612 (or 1613) on a globe by Petrus Plancius and first shown in print by ‍‍Jakob Bartsch ‍in ‍his ‍book ‍‍Usus ‍Astronomicus ‍Planisphaerii ‍Stellati ‍(1624).

One end lay in the present-day Canes Venatici and then it flowed through the areas now occupied by Leo Minor and Lynx, ending near Camelopardalis.[1] This constellation was not adopted in the atlases of Johann Bode and fell into disuse.


  1. ^ Ian Ridpath. "Jordanus". Star Tales. Retrieved 2022-03-14.

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