Apus, the Bird of Paradise (Aps)
The constellation of Apus, the Bird of Paradise, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of July for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Apodis at magnitude 3.80. The boundary of the Apus constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.
The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes) under ideal dark-sky conditions.
- Bird of Paradise
- Constellation Family:
- Best Viewing Month*:
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 16h 8m
- Declination (avg):
- -76° 35'
- Brightest Star:
- Apodis (3.80m)
- Exoplanet Host Stars:
- Triple Stars:
- Caldwell objects:
* 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.
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