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Circinus Constellation
Constellation Circinus the Compasses

Circinus, the Compasses (Cir)  

(SIR-sin-us)


The constellation of Circinus, the Compasses, is best viewed in Summer during the month of June. It's brightest star is Alpha Circini at magnitude 3.19. The boundary of the Circinus constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SIR-sin-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Compasses
      1. Genitive:
      2. Circini
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cir
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 14h 32m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -67° 18'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Circini  (3.19m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars
      1. Pulsars:
      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).