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Octans Constellation
Constellation Octans the Octant

Octans, the Octant (Oct)  

(OCK-tanz)


The constellation of Octans, the Octant, is best viewed in Fall during the month of October. It's brightest star is Nu Octanis at magnitude 3.73. The boundary of the Octans constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. OCK-tanz
      1. Meaning:
      2. Octant
      1. Genitive:
      2. Octantis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Oct
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 10m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -84° 16'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Nu Octanis  (3.73m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 2


    * 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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