Circinus

constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere
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Circinus is a constellation in the southern sky.

Circinus
Constellation
Circinus
AbbreviationCir
GenitiveCircini
Pronunciation/ˈsɜːrs[invalid input: 'ɨ']nəs/ Círcinus,
genitive /ˈsɜːrs[invalid input: 'ɨ']n/
SymbolismCompass
Right ascension 13h 38.4m to  15h 30.2m[1]
Declination−55.43° to −70.62°[1]
QuadrantSQ3
Area93 sq. deg. (85th)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
9
Stars with planets2
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Cir (3.19m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersAlpha Circinids (ACI)
Bordering
constellations
Centaurus
Musca
Apus
Triangulum Australe
Norma
Lupus
Visible at latitudes between +30° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Circinus, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 27 June 2012.

Other websitesEdit

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