A Star by Any Other Name, and a Galilean Interlude

Frederik de Wit's 'Planisphaerium coeleste' star chart. (1670) Frederik de Wit, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.

I started writing about stars, names, designations and how we got to a point where Sirius is also known as BD-16°1591, ADS 5423 and GJ 244.

That started me thinking about telescopes, Galileo, Aristotle and Dante....

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