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Musca (abbreviation: Mus, genitive: Muscae)





The Fly (originally called Apis, the Bee, by Bayer); a small constellation of the south circumpolar region, lying south of Crux (in fact, part of the Coalsack extends from Crux into Musca). See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars and interesting deep sky objects.


Musca constellation
Musca. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha 2.69v -2.17 B2IV 306 12 37 11 -69 08 07
Beta 3.04 -1.86 B2.5V 311 12 46 17 -68 06 29
Delta 3.61 1.38 K2III 91 13 02 16 -71 32 56
Lambda 3.63 0.65 A7III 128 11 45 36 -66 43 43
Gamma 3.84 -1.15 B5V 324 12 32 28 -72 07 58


Other objects of interest
Name Type of Object Notes
NGC 5189 planetary nebula A highly irregular planetary. Magnitude 10; diameter 2.6'; R.A. 13h 33.7m, Dec. -65° 58.5'
NGC 4833 globular cluster A bright cluster, close to Delta Mon, well seen in a small telescope. Magnitude
7.3; diameter 13.5'; R.A. 13h 00m, Dec. -70° 53'
NGC 4372 globular cluster Close to Gamma Mon and similar to NGC 4833. Magnitude 7.8; diameter 18.6';
R.A. 12h 25.8m, Dec. -72° 40'


Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Bootes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Austrina | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula


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