Circinus - Compasses

Last Updated May 29, 2023 by . First Published in 2012.

Circinus - Compasses

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.

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
Northern Autumn
Northern Winter
AurigaCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCetusEridanus
Southern Constellations
CircinusColumbaCorona AustralisCorvusCruxDorado
PhoenixPictorPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulum
SagittariusScorpiusSculptorSextansTelescopiumTriangulum Australe

Was this article helpful to you?

If you enjoyed reading this article, or it helped you in some way, all I ask in return is you leave a comment below or share this page with your friends. Thank you.

There are no comments yet. Why not get the discussion started?

We respect your privacy, and will not make your email public. Hashed email address may be checked against Gravatar service to retrieve avatars. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.