Octans

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noun Oc·tans \ˈäk-ˌtanz\

Definition of Octans

astronomy

  1. :  a constellation that is visible at the south celestial pole and that is represented by the figure of a navigational octant Octans the Octant, where the south celestial pole sits, is so faint it's not there. — Bob Berman, Astronomy, May 1998

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1801

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1801


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