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Johannes Hevelius (1611 - 1687) was a Polish astronomer. He is mostly known for his atlas of the Moon, Selenographia, which was published in 1647. He was also the creator of the most complete star catalog of his time, as well as a celestial atlas, Prodromus Astronomiae. Both of these were published after his death, in 1690.

In his works he introduced seven new constellations; Canes Venatici, Lacerta, Leo Minor, Lynx, Scutum, Sextans and Vulpecula.

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