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Summer of Mars

Apus
 

Abbreviation: Aps
Genitive: Apodis
Translation: The Bird of Paradise

Position in the Sky
Right Ascension: 16 hours
Declination: -75 degrees
Visible between latitudes 5 and -90 degrees
Best seen in July (at 9:00 PM)
Apus was named by Johann Bayer. Apus lies just south of Triangulum Australe very near the South Celestial Pole. Named from the Greek word that means "footless" and also from the word "Apus Indica", a bird that was offered as a gift to the Europeans after it's unsightlly legs were removed.