Triangulum Australe


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Triangulum Australe

(aws-tray -lee) (Southern Triangle) A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Crux, lying partly in the Milky Way. The brightest stars are the 1.9-magnitude orange giant Atria (α TrA) and 2nd-magnitude Beta (β) and Gamma (γ), which form a triangle. The area contains several Cepheid variables, such as R and S TrA and the bright open cluster NGC 6025. Abbrev.: TrA; genitive form: Trianguli Australis; approx. position: RA 16h, dec –65°; area: 110 sq deg.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Triangulum Australe

 

(Southern Triangle), a constellation of the southern hemisphere. Its brightest star has a visual magnitude of 1.9. Triangulum Australe is not visible in the USSR. (SeeSTELLAR SKY.)

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Triangulum Australe

[trī′aŋ·gyə·ləm ȯ′strä·lē]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation, right ascension 16 hours, declination 65°S. Also known as Southern Triangle.
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Triangulum Australe is situated between Ara, Apus and Centaurus.
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Together they formulated 12 new southern constellations and named them after animals, people, shipboard instruments, and mythological creatures: Apus (Bird of Paradise), Chamaeleon (Chameleon), Dorado (Golden Fish), Grus (Crane), Hydrus (Water Serpent), Indus (American Indian), Musca (Fly), Pavo (Peacock), Phoenix, Triangulum Australe (Southern Triangle), Tucana (Toucan), and Volans (Flying Fish).