English Name: The Fly
Genitive: Myia (Alpha Muscae)
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere.
Location: Between the constellations of Chamaeleon and Crux.
Visible between latitudes: +10 and -90 degrees
Best season: Spring
Seen in three seasons: Winter, Spring and Summer
Best seen in: During the first week of May.
Seen between: April and May.
Right Ascension (RA): 12 hour
Declination (DEC): -70 degrees
Area (square degrees): 138 (77th)
Musca (The Fly)
- Musca is an easy constellation to find, just to the south of the Southern Cross (Crux) and lies in Milky-Way.
- No Messier bjects in Musca.
Features of Interest
- NGC 4372 – Globular Cluster; also known as Caldwell 103 (C103), its close to Gamma Muscae star – low concentration of stars, pretty faint. (Magnitude: + 7.2)
- NGC 4833 – Globular Cluster; also known as Caldwell 105 (C105), is visible with bincoluars because of medium concentration. (Magnitude: +8.4)
- Alpha Muscae (Myia)
- Photo of the constellation; Musca, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Musca
- List of stars in Musca.
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