Musca: The FlyPronunciation: MUSS-cuh
|Musca Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Mus||Genitive: Muscae|
|Origin: Keyser/de Houtman||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
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|Bordering Constellations: Chamaeleon, Apus, Circinus, Centaurus, Crux, Carina|
The Myth Behind the Constellation MuscaMusca, “The Fly”, is a late sixteenth-century creation of Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. The two created 12 constellations during expeditions under the southern skies. Musca has had several names along the way, including Apis (The Bee), Musca Apis (The Fly Bee) and Musca Australis (The Southern Fly).
Musca Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in MuscaThese are the stars in Musca with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Alpha Muscae||Alpha Muscae||2.69||Blue-White||2,093 suns||306 ly|