Mons Maenalus

Map of the constellation Mons Maenalus

Mons Maenalus (Latin for Mount Maenalus) was a constellation created by Johannes Hevelius. It was located between the constellations of Boötes and Virgo, and depicts a mountain in Greece that the herdsman is stepping upon. It was never popular and is no longer in use. Its brightest star is 31 Boötis, a G-type giant of apparent magnitude 4.86m.

Plate from Hevelius' Uranographica; Mons Mænalus is in the lower right, under Boötes.

External links

  • http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/obsolete_pages/mons_maenalus.htm
  • http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/monsmaenalus.htm