Circinus - Compasses

Published January 5, 2012 by Tim Trott

Circinus is one of the small southern constellations. It represents a tool used in drawing maps and as such should not be confused with Pyxis, a constellation associated with a ships compass.

Location: Southern Constellation 15h RA -60° Dec

This constellation was created in the 18th century by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, whose unique fascination with secular science led to different names for these modern constellations.

Circinus Mythology

Being a modern constellation there is no mythology surrounding Circinus.

Circinus Deep Space Objects

Northern Circumpolar
CamelopardalisCassiopeiaCepheusDracoLacertaUrsa Major
Ursa Minor
Northern Spring
AntliaBoötesCancerComa BerenicesCraterHydra
LeoLeo MinorVirgo
Northern Summer
AquilaCorona BorealisCygnusDelphinusEquuleusHercules
LibraLyraOphiuchusSagittaScutumSerpens
Vulpecula
Northern Autumn
AndromedaAquariusAriesCapricornusPegasusPisces
Triangulum
Northern Autumn
AurigaCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCetusEridanus
GeminiLepusLynxMonocerosOrionPerseus
Taurus
Southern Constellations
ApusAraCaelumCarinaCentaurusChamaeleon
CircinusColumbaCorona AustralisCorvusCruxDorado
FornaxGrusHorologiumHydrusIndusLupus
MensaMicroscopiumMuscaNormaOctansPavo
PhoenixPictorPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulum
SagittariusScorpiusSculptorSextansTelescopiumTriangulum Australe
TucanaVelaVolans

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