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Job’s Coffin

Right Ascension20h38 to 20h48
Declination+14° 40' to +16° 12'
Area (sq deg)1.6
Brightest StarRotanev
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesA diamond-shaped pattern formed by the four brightest stars in the constellation of Delphinus, the Dolphin. The names of the two brightest stars of the Coffin, Rotanev and Sualocin, spell out in reverse Nicolaus Venator, the Latinised name of an assistant astronomer who inserted himself into a star catalogue of 1814.
Map of Job's Coffin Map of Job's Coffin

The name given to a small but well-defined rhombus of stars in the constellation Delphinus. The four stars making up the Coffin are Sualocin, Rotanev, Delta and Gamma Delphini.

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