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Circinus

(ser -să-nŭs) (Compasses) A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus, lying in the Milky Way. The brightest star is of 3rd magnitude. Circinus X-1 is an X-ray burst source. Abbrev.: Cir; genitive form: Circini; approx. position: RA 15h, dec –60°; area: 93 sq deg.

Circinus

 

(Compasses), a constellation of the southern hemisphere. Its brightest star has a visual magnitude of 3.2. Circinus is not visible in the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)

Circinus

[′sərs·ən·əs]
(astronomy)
A constellation, right ascension 15 hours, declination 60°S. Abbreviated Cir. Also known as Compasses.