Dorado, also known as Dolphinfish, Polophylax, Guardian of the pole, Xiphias, The Swordfish or The Dolphinfish, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Hydrus, Caelum, Reticulum, Pictor, Mensa, Volans and Horologium. Dorado has 3 main stars and 5 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Dorado is Alpha Doradus.
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Stars within Dorado are: Alpha Doradus, R136a1, S Doradus, WOH G64, TOI-700, Gamma Doradus, R Doradus, BAT99-98, VFTS 682, VFTS 102, Melnick 34, Melnick 42, Beta Doradus, R136a2, Sanduleak -69 202, R136c, HE 0437-5439, R136a3, Gliese 163, HD 269810, R136b, PSR J0537-6910, BI 253, Delta Doradus, R99, R145, HV 888, X LMC X-3, IRAS 05280-6910, HD 30177, Gliese 167, SGR 0525-66, HD 37974, R85, WZ Doradus, Naledi, Eta2 Doradus, PSR J0540-6919, T DOradus, W Doradus, Epsilon Doradus, Nu Dorandus, SP77 46-44, Eta1 Doradus, NGC 1523, WOH S281, Kappa Doradus, HD 28254, MACHO-LMC-5, Theta Doradus and Pi1 Doradus. Galaxies within Dorado are: Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 1566, NGC 2164, NGC 1553, NGC 1549, NGC 1854, LEDA 89996, NGC 1978, NGC 1820, NGC 1672, NGC 1483, NGC 1533, NGC 2082, NGC 1783, NGC 1556, NGC 1546, NGC 1522, NGC 1581, NGC 1602, NGC 1796, NGC 1596, NGC 1515, NGC 1947, NGC 1617, NGC 1866, NGC 1898, NGC 1892, NGC 2108, NGC 1868 and NGC 1856.
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Dorado or rather, Dourado, is Portuguese for Dolphinfish. Dorado was first mapped out in 1592 by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius, who received the observations from both Dutch Navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman. Petrus Plancius originally gave Dorado the name Polophylax, who was an old bearded man who in The Classical World was known as The Guardian of The Pole. In 1603, Dorado would receive it's contemporary name from German Uranographer Johann Bayer in his Star Atlas titled Uranometria.
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