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Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:32:53Posted by Bobby
Invention of Pyxis
Pyxisis a southern constellation lying on the edge of the Milky Way between Hydra and Puppis. Invented by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century, it represents a magnetic compass of the type used by mariners.
Depiction: The Magnetic Compass
Highest in the Sky: February to March
Size Ranking: 65th
Coverage Area: 221 Sq. Degrees
Right Acension: 9 hours
Visibility: 50°N to 90°S
IC 2469: Galaxy
NGC 2613: Galaxy
NGC 2818: Open cluster
NGC 2818A: Irregular galaxy
Best Viewed Objects/Stars
A nova that has flared to 6th or 7th magnitude of five known occasions since 1890, the last in 1996.