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How to say it: COE-muh BER-uh-NICE-eez
Abbreviation & genitive: Com; Comae Berenices
Approximate position: 13h, +20°
One of the original forty-eight Greek constellations listed by Ptolemy in the Almagest (second-century CE); was considered a part of Leo but made separate by Caspar Vopel (1536) and Gerardus Mercator (1551); 42nd largest; contains 66 naked-eye stars.
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The brightest stars and best deep sky objects in Coma Berenices.
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