|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -35°|
|Best Seen In:||October, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||August 29|
|Right Ascension:||22.46 hours|
|Area:||200.688 sq. degrees|
The constellation Lacerta was created by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. Royer had named this area of the sky Sceptre, the hand of justice, in commemoration of King Louis XIV; Bode changed it to recognize Frederick the Great. Later, Hevelius named it Lacerta after Sceptre was forgotten.