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The Bird of Paradise

Apus is a small constellation in the southern hemisphere.

It was one of twelve new constellations observed by Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the East Indies between 1595 and 1597.

Apus is a faint constellation and none of its visible stars have proper names.

Apus in the Night Sky
This section describes the constellation as it is seen in the night sky.

For myth and star lore about Apus click here.

For a listing of names of objects within the boundaries of Apus click here.

The stars of Apus

Number Designation Name
1 α Alpha Apodis
2 γ Gamma Apodis
3 β Beta Apodis
4 δ1 Delta1 Apodis
5 δ2 Delta2 Apodis
Star map based on map provided by Sea & Sky

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