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Musca Constellation
Constellation Musca the Fly Star Map

Musca, the Fly (Mus)


The constellation of Musca, the Fly, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Alpha Muscae at magnitude 2.69. The boundary of the Musca constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. MUSS-cuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Fly
      1. Genitive:
      2. Muscae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mus
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 28m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -69° 8'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Muscae  (2.69)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars

    Star Clusters in Musca

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Musca :

        1. Star cluster
        2. Catalog #
        3. Cluster type

      Nebulae in Musca

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Musca :

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

        Black Holes in Musca

        These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Musca. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

            1. Black hole
            2. Type
            1. GU Mus
            2. stellar

          * 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).