Dorado (constellation) facts for kids

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Dorado
Constellation
Abbreviation Dor
Genitive Doradus
Pronunciation /dɒˈrd/, genitive /dɒˈrdəs/
Symbolism the swordfish
Right ascension 5
Declination −65
Quadrant SQ1
Area 179 sq. deg. (72nd)
Main stars 3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
14
Stars with planets 5
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 0
Brightest star α Dor (3.27m)
Nearest star GJ 2036
(36.50 ly, 11.19 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers None
Bordering
constellations
Caelum
Horologium
Reticulum
Hydrus
Mensa
Volans
Pictor
Visible at latitudes between +20° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.

Dorado is a constellation in the southern sky.

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