Circinus

The Pair of Compasses

Constellation of the southern sky

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GenitiveCircini
AbbreviationCir
Right Ascension13h35 to 15h26
Declination-54.3° to -70.4°
Area (sq deg)93
Brightest StarAlpha Circini
Optimum VisibilityMay
Map of Circinus

Though it lies on the main belt of the Milky Way, this is an unremarkable region of the southern sky, most notable for the fact that it lies close to the famous and bright Alpha Centauri.

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