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Why is the pavo constellation called the peacock?

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Because "Pavo" is Latin for peacock. It was so named, not surprisingly, that with a lot of imagination, it can look like a peacock [See related link]
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Pavo (The Peacock)
Pavo is Argos, the builder of the Argo Navis. Argos was transformed into a Peacock when the Argo Navis was placed among the stars. Pavo was invented by Pieter Dirksz Keyser and Fredrick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597.
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