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Circinus Constellation
Constellation Circinus the Compasses Star Map

Circinus, the Compasses (Cir)


The constellation of Circinus, the Compasses, is best viewed in Summer during the month of June. It's brightest star is Alpha Circini at magnitude 3.19. The boundary of the Circinus constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SIR-sin-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Compasses
      1. Genitive:
      2. Circini
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cir
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 14h 32m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -67° 18'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Circini  (3.19)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars

    Galaxies in Circinus

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Circinus :

        1. Galaxy name
        2. Catalog #
        3. Galaxy type

      Neutron Stars in Circinus

      These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Circinus. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

          1. Neutron star
          2. Type

        * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

        ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).