Dorado (constellation)

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Dorado
Constellation
Dorado
AbbreviationDor
GenitiveDoradus
Pronunciation/dɒˈrd/, genitive /dɒˈrdəs/
Symbolismthe swordfish
Right ascension5
Declination−65
QuadrantSQ1
Area179 sq. deg. (72nd)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
14
Stars with planets5
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Dor (3.27m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Caelum
Horologium
Reticulum
Hydrus
Mensa
Volans
Pictor
Visible at latitudes between +20° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.

Dorado is a constellation in the southern sky.

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