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Abbreviation:  Aps
English Name:  The Bird of Paradise
Genitive: Apodis
  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:
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

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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