Musca (constellation) facts for kids
|Right ascension||11h 19.3m to 13h 51.1m|
|Declination||−64.64° to −75.68°|
|Area||138 sq. deg. (77th)|
|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)
|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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