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Musca
Constellation
Abbreviation Mus
Genitive Muscae
Pronunciation
Symbolism the Fly
Right ascension 11h 19.3m to 13h 51.1m
Declination −64.64° to −75.68°
Quadrant SQ3
Area 138 sq. deg. (77th)
Main stars 6
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
13
Stars with planets 3
Stars brighter than 3.00m 1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 1
Brightest star α Mus (2.69m)
Nearest star LP 145-141
(15.07 ly, 4.62 pc)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers ?????
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +10° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May.

Musca is a constellation in the southern sky. Many of the constellation's brighter stars are members of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a loose group of hot blue-white stars that appears to share a common origin and motion across the Milky Way.

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