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Lacerta

(lă-ser -tă) (Lizard) A small inconspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus, lying partly in the Milky Way, the brightest stars being of 4th magnitude. It contains the prototype of the quasarlike BL Lac objects. Abbrev.: Lac; genitive form: Lacertae; approx. position: RA 22.5h, dec +45°; area: 201 sq deg.

Lacerta

 

(the Lizard), a constellation of the northern hemisphere; its brightest star has a visual stellar magnitude of 3.8. The constellation is most easily viewed in August and September; it is visible throughout the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)

Lacerta

[lə′sərd·ə]
(astronomy)
A small northern constellation lying between Cygnus and Andromeda, and adjoining the northern boundary of Pegasus. Also known as Lizard.