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Quadrant of the southern sky

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Constellation FamiliesContains members of the Bayer, Heavenly Waters, Hercules, La Caille, Orion and Zodiac families
Right Ascension06h00 to 12h00
Declination0° (Celestial Equator) to -90° (Southern Celestial Pole)
ConstellationsFully contained: Antlia, Canis Major, Carina, Puppis, Pyxis, Vela, Volans
Partial: Canis Minor, Centaurus, Chamæleon, Columba, Crux, Dorado, Hydra, Leo, Lepus, Mensa, Monoceros, Musca, Octans, Orion, Pictor, Sextans, Virgo
Area (sq deg)5,156.625
Brightest StarSirius in Canis Major
Optimum VisibilityJanuary to April (Usually visible from southern latitudes)


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