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Mensa is a small constellation in the southern hemisphere. It was one of fourteen new constellations in the southern sky, introduced by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1763.

The constellation is named after the Table Mountain, where de Lacaille conducted his observations.

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

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

For myth and star lore about Mensa click here.

The stars of Mensa

Number Designation Name
1 α Alpha Mensae
2 β Beta Mensae
3 γ Gamma Mensae
4 η Eta Mensae
Star map based on map provided by Sea & Sky

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