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Apus Constellation
Constellation Apus the Bird-of-Paradise

Apus, the Bird-of-Paradise (Aps)  

(APE-us)


The constellation of Apus, the Bird-of-Paradise, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Apodis at magnitude 3.80. The boundary of the Apus constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. APE-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Bird-of-Paradise
      1. Genitive:
      2. Apodus
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Aps
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 16h 8m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -76° 35'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Apodis  (3.80m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 2
      1. Triple star systems:
      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).