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Circinus

Quick Facts

Name:Circinus
SUR-sin-us
Meaning:Compasses
Abbreviation:Cir
Genitive:Circini
Visible in Latitudes:20° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:June, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:May 3
Right Ascension:15.08 hours
Declination:-59.0 degrees
Area:93.353 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Circinus

About Circinus

Circinus was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752.

Neighboring Constellations

ApusMusca
CentaurusNorma
LupusTriangulum Australe
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