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Musca Constellation
Constellation Musca the Fly Star Map

Musca, the Fly (Mus)


The Southern constellation of Musca, the Fly, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Alpha Muscae at magnitude 2.69. The boundary of the Musca constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. MUSS-cuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Fly
      1. Genitive:
      2. Muscae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mus
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 28m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -69° 8'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Muscae  (2.69)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars

    Brightest Stars in Musca

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Musca by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Star Clusters in Musca

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Musca . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Nebulae in Musca

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Musca . Also see all nebulae.

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type

          Black Holes in Musca

          These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Musca. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Also see all black holes.

              1. Black hole
              2. Type
              1. GU Mus
              2. stellar

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

            ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).