|Meaning:||Bird of Paradise|
|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|
|Area:||206.327 sq. degrees|
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.