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Musca Constellation
Constellation Musca the Fly

Musca, the Fly (Mus)  

(MUSS-cuh)


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  (2.69m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1


    * 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).



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