Circinus - Compasses
Last Updated May 29, 2023 by Tim Trott. First Published in 2012.
Learn about the constellation Circinus - Compasses, location, facts, mythology, meteor showers and deep space objects.
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 ship's 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.
Being a modern constellation there is no mythology surrounding Circinus.
Circinus Deep Space Objects
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