Apus

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Apus
Apus
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List of stars in Apus
Abbreviation: Aps
Genitive: Apodis
Symbology:
Right ascension: 16 h
Declination: −75°
Area: 206 sq. deg. (67th)
Main stars: 4
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 12
Stars known to have planets: 2
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 0
Brightest star: α Aps (3.83m)
Nearest star: HD 128400 ( ly)
Messier objects: None
Meteor showers: None
Bordering constellations: Triangulum Australe
Circinus
Musca
Chamaeleon
Octans
Pavo
Ara
Visible at latitudes between +5° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July
Apus Constellation chart

Apus is a constellation in the southern sky. It is hard to see because it is not very bright. Apus means "no feet" in Greek. It was named "no feet" because it looks like a Bird-of-Paradise, and people used to think that birds-of-paradise did not have feet.

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