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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(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.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A small northern constellation lying between Cygnus and Andromeda, and adjoining the northern boundary of Pegasus. Also known as Lizard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.