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Quadrant of the southern sky

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Constellation FamiliesContains members of the Bayer, Heavenly Waters, Hercules, La Caille and Zodiac families
Right Ascension18h00 to 24h00 (0h00)
Declination0° (Celestial Equator) to -90° (Southern Celestial Pole)
ConstellationsFully contained: Capricornus, Corona Australis, Grus, Indus, Microscopium, Piscis Austrinus, Scutum, Telescopium
Partial: Aquarius, Aquila, Cetus, Octans, Ophiuchus, Pavo, Phoenix, Pisces, Sagittarius, Sculptor, Serpens, Tucana
Area (sq deg)5,156.625
Brightest StarFomalhaut in Piscis Austrinus
Optimum VisibilityJuly to October (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThe Ecliptic passes through Sagittarius, Capricornus and Aquarius in the northern parts of this quadrant. The quadrant's northeastern corner lies at 0 hours right ascension and 0 degrees declination. It thus coincides with the First Point of Aries, in a small section of Pisces extending into the quadrant from the northeast.


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