Abbreviation: Â Men
English Name: Â The Table Mountain
Genitive:Â Alpha Mensae
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Volans and Hydrus.
Visible between latitudes: Â +0 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons:Â Autumn, Winter & Spring
Best seen in:Â January
Seen between:Â December and February
Right Ascension (RA):Â 05 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -80 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 153 (75th)
Mensa Â (The Table Mountain)
- A faintest of all the constellations near the South Celestial Pole (SCP) and only notable feature is the part of the Large Magellanic (LMC).
- It has no bright stars – the brightest star is Alpha Mensae at barely visible magnitude +5.09, making it the faintest constellation in the sky.
- No Messier objects in Mensa.
Features of Interest
- Mensa contains part of theÂ Large Magellanic Cloud.
- Alpha Mensae (Magnitude +5.09)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Mensa, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Mensa
- List of stars in Mensa.
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