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Southern Ecliptic Pole


Right Ascension6h 0m 0s
Declination-66° 33' 39"
Optimum VisibilityJanuary (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThe point in the sky 90° southward from the Ecliptic (that is, the point directly southward of the plane of the Solar System) falls close to the Large Magellanic Cloud in the constellation of Dorado.

The Southern Ecliptic Pole lies within the constellation of Dorado, approximately halfway between the stars Delta Doradus (to the west) and Eta1 Doradus (to the east). Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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