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Musca - Fly

This title, the southern fly, was substituted by Lacaille in 1752 for Bayer’s Bee (Apis). Halley had catalogued it earlier in 1679 as Musca Apis. The latter prevailed.

The Chinese called this Meih Fung.

Johanne Von Schiller, in 1799, combined Apus Chamaeleon and Musca and called it “Mother of Eve.” This seems rather strange since we all know that Eve was the only woman derived from man, sans mother.
Right Ascension 12:30
Diameter (°)6
Area (square °)138
Opposition Mar 29
Size Rank 77th
Brightness Rank 49th