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Musca Constellation
Constellation Musca

Musca, the Fly (Mus)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Fly
      1. Genitive:
      2. Muscae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mus
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. May
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 12h 28m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -69° 8'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Muscae (2.69m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 4
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 2 binary stars
      1. Pulsars:
      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.

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