The Drawing Compass

Circinus Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Circinus is another one of the constellations invented by by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape of Good Hope in the years from 1751 to 1753.

Circinus is quite dim. The brightest star in the constellation is alpha-Circinus at magnitude 3.  


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