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Mensa Constellation
Constellation Mensa

Mensa, the Table Mountain (Men)

The constellation of Mensa, the Table Mountain, is best viewed in the Winter season during the month of January for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Mensae at magnitude 5.09. The boundary of the Mensa constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Table Mountain
      1. Genitive:
      2. Mensae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Men
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 30m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -79° 1'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Mensae (5.09m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 3 binaries stars
      1. Other:
      2. Hypergiant

    * 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.



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