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Norma Constellation
Constellation Norma the Square (and Rule)

Norma, the Square (and Rule) (Nor)  

(NOR-muh)


The constellation of Norma, the Square (and Rule), is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Gamma2 Normae at magnitude 4.01. The boundary of the Norma constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

Red supergiant HD 143183 is the 4th largest known star in the universe at 1,500 times the size of the Sun.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. NOR-muh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Square (and Rule)
      1. Genitive:
      2. Normae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Nor
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 16h 3m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -52° 43'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Gamma2 Normae  (4.01m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 9 (3 binaries) stars
      1. Neutron stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Other:
      2. Runaway star


    * 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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