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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

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