English Name: The Bird of Paradise
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Never visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Triangulum Australe and Octans.
Visible between latitudes: +05 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Sen in three seasons: Autumn, Summer and Spring
Best seen in: July
Seen between: May and August
Right Ascension (RA): 16 hour
Declination (DEC): -75 degrees
Area (square degrees): 206 (67th)
Apus (The Bird of Paradise)
- It is not easy to identify and contains few objects of note.
- A far-southern constellation representing the bird of paradise, Apus was named by Johann Bayer.
- Apus lies just south of Triangulum Australe very near the South Celestial Pole (SCP).
Messier Objects in Apus
- No Messier objects in Apus.
Other objects in Apus
- 7x objects: New General Catalogue (NGC)
- 19x objects: Index Catalogue (IC)
- No objects: Collinder Catalog (Cr)
Features of Interest
- The brightest star is Delta Apodis of magnitude +3.8.
- Apodis – a wide double star, easily divided with binoculars, they are both red giants.
Brightest Objects in Apus
- Photo of the constellation – Apus, as it appears to the naked-eye (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Apus
- List of stars in Apus.
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