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Dorado

Quick Facts

Name:Dorado
dough-RAH-dough
Meaning:Goldfish
Abbreviation:Dor
Genitive:Doradus
Visible in Latitudes:15° thru -90°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:January, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:November 29
Right Ascension:5.23 hours
Declination:-63.7 degrees
Area:179.173 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Dorado

About Dorado

Dorado was named after the mahi-mahi, a Hawaiian fish, by Johann Bayer, in 1603. Some refer to this constellation as Xiphias, the Swordfish.

Neighboring Constellations

CaelumPictor
HorologiumReticulum
HydrusVolans
Mensa
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