Norma (constellation) facts for kids
|Pronunciation||how to say: /ˈnɔrmə/, genitive /ˈnɔrmiː/|
|Area||165 sq. deg. (74th)|
|Stars with planets||4|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||0|
|Brightest star||γ2 Nor (4.01m)|
|Nearest star||HD 145417
(44.83 ly, 13.75 pc)
|Meteor showers||Gamma Normids|
|Visible at latitudes between +30° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.
The constellation Norma is a small group of stars in the southern hemisphere between Scorpius and Centaurus. Its name is Latin for normal and can mean a right angle. The constellation may be pictured as a ruler, a carpenter's square, a set square, or a level.
The Milky Way passes through Norma.
Because it is on the Milky Way, this constellation contains many deep sky objects. Galaxy NGC 6087 is a highly visible one.
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