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Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713-1762) was a French astronomer. He is noted for his catalogue of nearly 10,000 southern stars, including 42 nebulous objects. This catalogue, called Coelum Australe Stelliferum, was published posthumously in 1763. It introduced a number of new constellations which have since become standard.

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