Musca

Musca (Latin: fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman and it first appeared on a 35-cm diameter celestial globe published in 1597 (or 1598) in Amsterdam by Petrus Plancius and Jodocus Hondius. The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.

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Musca - History
... Musca, under its original name Apis – the Bee, was introduced in the late 16th century by Petrus Plancius to fill the previously uncharted area around the southern pole and to provide nourishment for ... In 1752 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille renamed it to Musca Australis, the Southern Fly – Australis, since it counterparted the now discarded constellation of Musca ... Today the name is simply Musca ...
Thelazia - Representative Species
... Cattle (Bos taurus) Intermediate hosts Face fly (Musca autumnalis) in Europe and North America, Musca larvipara in the Ukraine, Musca vitripennis in Crimea, and Musca amica in the ...
Vespa (constellation)
... for fly) in 1612, and it had been called Musca (Latin for fly) by Blaeu in 1602, although Bayer was evidently unaware of this ... The later constellation was also called Musca Borealis in some later sources ... See also Apis, Musca ...
Musca (genus)
... Musca is a genus of flies ... It includes Musca domestica (the common housefly), as well as Musca autumnalis (the face fly or autumn housefly) ...
Musca Borealis
... Musca Borealis (Latin for northern fly) was a constellation located between the constellations of Aries and Perseus ... It was first described as "Musca" by Hevelius in his catalogue of 1690 ... Subsequent astronomers renamed it into "Musca Borealis", to distinguish it from the southern fly, Musca Australis ...