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Apus

(ay -pŭs) (Bird of Paradise) A small inconspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near Crux, the brightest stars being just above 4th magnitude. It contains the faint and slightly irregular globular cluster NGC 6101, visible as a misty patch through a small telescope. Abbrev.: Aps; genitive form: Apodis; approx. position: RA 16h, dec –75°; area: 206 sq deg.

Apus

[′ā·pəs]
(astronomy)
A constellation with a right ascension of 16 hours and declination of 75°S. Abbreviated Aps.
(vertebrate zoology)
A genus of birds comprising the Old World swifts.
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While star-hopping to the field of T Apodis with my 3-inch finderscope," he writes, "I came across a dim, fuzzy stranger.
NEW YORK -- Trikona Group, which contributes to India's growth in a socially aware manner by creating new asset classes around real estate and infrastructure, today announced that HHM Gajsinghji of Jodhpur, a leading hotelier in India, has been named Chairman of Apodis Hospitality, the hospitality company affiliated with the Trikona Group.