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Circinus Constellation
Constellation Circinus the Compasses Star Map

Circinus, the Compasses (Cir)


The Southern 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

    Brightest Stars in Circinus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Circinus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Galaxies in Circinus

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Circinus . Also see all galaxies.

          1. Galaxy name
          2. Alt name
          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. Also see all neutron stars.

            1. Neutron star
            2. Type

          * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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