Infobox Constellation
name = Apus
abbreviation = Aps
genitive = Apodis
symbology = the bird of paradise
RA = 16
dec= −75
areatotal = 206
arearank = 67th
numbermainstars = 4
numberbfstars = 12
numberstarsplanets = 0
numberbrightstars = 0
numbernearbystars = 0
brighteststarname = α Aps
starmagnitude = 3.83
neareststarname = HD 122862
stardistance = 93.5
numbermessierobjects = None
meteorshowers = None
bordering = Triangulum Australe
latmax = 5
latmin = 90
month = July
notes =

Apus (pron-en|ˈeɪpəs; Latin for the swallow, later applied to birds of paradise), from _el. "απους", meaning "no-feet") is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597, and it first appeared in Johann Bayer's "Uranometria" of 1603. Its genitive is "Apodis".

This constellation was originally named "Avis Indica" [http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/apus.htm] . It first appeared on Petrus Plancius's 1598 celestial globe as "Paradysvogel Apis Indica": "Apis Indica" is Latin for "Indian Bee", likely an error for "Avis Indica" = "Indian Bird"; this confusion seems to have prompted a rename of two constellations: "Avis Indica" to "Apus" and "Apis" to "Musca".

Notable deep sky objects

Apus has several impressive clusters, NGC 6101 and IC 4499, as well as a very unusual nebular structure IC 4633.



External links

* [http://www.allthesky.com/constellations/apus/constell.html The Deep Photographic Guide to the Constellations: Apus]
* [http://www.astronomical.org/portal/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=3 Peoria Astronomical Society - Apus]
* [http://www.nightskyinfo.com/constellations/apus/ NightSkyInfo.com: Constellation Apus]
* [http://www.sky-map.org/?ra=16.140631441276753&de=-75.36815388138592&zoom=3&locale=EN&show_grid=1&show_constellation_lines=1&show_constellation_boundaries=1&show_const_names=0&show_galaxies=1"WIKISKY.ORG": Apus on WIKISKY]
* [http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/apus.htm Star Tales – Apus]

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