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Pavo

The Peacock

Constellation of the southern sky

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GenitivePavonis
AbbreviationPav
Right Ascension17h37 to 21h30
Declination-56.8° to -75.0°
Area (sq deg)378
Brightest StarPeacock
Optimum VisibilityJuly
Map of Pavo
Relative Galactic Position of Pavo

The region of space described by Pavo is largely 'beneath' the galactic disc, but it does contain a number of extragalactic globular clusters.

Lying on the fringes of the Milky Way, Pavo is lacking in bright objects apart from its primary star, itself called Peacock. It contains various clusters, of which NGC 6752 is the only one visible to the naked eye.

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