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Mensa
Constellation
Abbreviation Men
Genitive Mensae
Pronunciation /ˈmɛnsə/
genitive: /ˈmɛns/
Symbolism the Table Mountain
Right ascension 4 ~ 7.5
Declination −71 ~ −85.5
Quadrant SQ1
Area 153 sq. deg. (75th)
Main stars 4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
16
Stars with planets 2
Stars brighter than 3.00m none
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) none
Brightest star α Men (5.09m)
Nearest star α Mensae
(33.10 ly, 10.15 pc)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers none
Bordering
constellations
Chamaeleon
Dorado
Hydrus
Octans
Volans
Visible at latitudes between +4° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.

Mensa is a constellation in the southern sky.


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