Apus

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Apus
Constellation
Apus
AbbreviationAps
GenitiveApodis
Pronunciation/ˈpəs/, genitive /ˈæpəd[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/
SymbolismThe Bird-of-Paradise[1]
Right ascension16
Declination−75
QuadrantSQ3
Area206 sq. deg. (67th)
Main stars4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
12
Stars with planets2
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Aps (3.83m)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersNone
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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ridpath, Ian. "Apus". Star Tales. Retrieved 10 April 2012.