English Name: The Peacock
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere.
Location: Between the constellations of Indus and Triangulum Australe.
Visible between latitudes: +15 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Seen in three seasons: Spring, Summer & Autumn.
Best seen in: During the middle of August.
Seen between: July and September.
Right Ascension (RA): 20 hour
Declination (DEC): -65 degrees
Area (square degrees): 378 (44th)
Pavo (The Peacock)
- Kappa Pavonis is a yellow-white supergiant that ranges between magnitude +3.9 and +4.8 every 9 days and 2 hours.
- Pavo is the radiant of an annual meteor showers – the Delta Pavonids. Appearing from 21st March to 8th April; the peak is around between 5th and 6th April every year.
- No Messier objects in Pavo.
Features of Interest
- NGC 6752 – Globular Cluster; just visible to the naked-eye, a 3-inch telescope will resolve some individual stars.
- NGC 6744 – Spiral Galaxy; it’s considered one of the most Milky-Way-like galaxy. (A Supernova was discovered in this galaxy in 2005.)
- Peacock (Alpha Pavonis – magnitude: +1.9)
- Photo of the constellation; Pavo, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Pavo
- List of stars in Pavo.
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