Johannes Hevelius (1611 - 1687) was a Polish astronomer
. He is mostly known for his atlas
of the Moon
, 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.