|Pronunciation||//, genitive //|
|Area||206 sq. deg. (67th)|
|Stars with planets||2|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||0|
|Brightest star||α Aps (3.83m)|
|Visible at latitudes between +5° and −90°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.
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]
- Ridpath, Ian. "Apus". Star Tales. Retrieved 10 April 2012.