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Apus

Quick Facts

Name:Apus
AY-pus
Meaning:Bird of Paradise
Abbreviation:Aps
Genitive:Apodis
Visible in Latitudes:5° thru -90°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:July, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:May 4
Right Ascension:16.16 hours
Declination:-76.3 degrees
Area:206.327 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Apus

About Apus

Apus was named by Johann Bayer in 1803. Its name is derived from the Greek word that means "footless" and also from "Apus Indica", a bird that was offered as a gift to the Europeans after its unsightly legs were removed.

Neighboring Constellations

AraOctans
ChamaeleonPavo
CircinusTriangulum Australis
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