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Mensa

Quick Facts

Name:Mensa
MEN-sah
Meaning:Table Mountain
Abbreviation:Men
Genitive:Mensae
Visible in Latitudes:0° thru -90°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:January, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:December 24
Right Ascension:5.39 hours
Declination:-77.8 degrees
Area:153.484 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Mensa

About Mensa

Mensa was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille between 1751 and 1752. The original name, Mons Mensa, represents the table mountain near Lacaille's observatory in Cape Town.

Neighboring Constellations

ChamaeleonOctans
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