Constellation Apus
Index of Names

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.

Below is a listing of all objects within the boundaries of the constellation as identified in this study.

The listings are limited to the most prominent objects; with few exceptions those visible to the naked eye.
For more comprehensive listings, see Wikipedia and Universe Guide.

Click on the names for details about an object as listed in the mythology part.

For the complete star lore of the constellation, click here.

Apus - List of Names of Objects within the Constellation
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Apus Constellation Apu Bird of Paradise IAU Keyser and de Houtman
Apis Indica Constellation Apu Indian Bird Ammended Planicus
Apus, Avis Indica Constellation Apu Indian Bird Ammended Kepler
Y Qu Asterism - Exotic Bird Local China
Karaka Star HD 137388 Evergreen tree endemic to New Zealand IAU ExoW 2019, New Zealand
Kererū Exoplanet HD 137388 b Pigeon native to New Zealand IAU ExoW 2019, New Zealand

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