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Mensa Constellation
Constellation Mensa the Table Mountain

Mensa, the Table Mountain (Men)  

(MEN-suh)


The constellation of Mensa, the Table Mountain, is best viewed in Winter during the month of January. It's brightest star is Alpha Mensae at magnitude 5.09. The boundary of the Mensa constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. MEN-suh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Table Mountain
      1. Genitive:
      2. Mensae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Men
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 30m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -79° 1'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Mensae  (5.09m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 9 (3 binaries) stars
      1. Other:
      2. Hypergiant

    * 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).