Pavo: The PeacockPronunciation: PAY-vo
|Pavo Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Pav||Genitive: Pavonis|
|Origin: Keyser/de Houtman||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Summer||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Octans, Indus, Telescopium, Ara, Apus|
The Myth Behind the Constellation PavoPavo, “The Peacock”, is a modern constellation created in the late sixteenth-century. As with most of their creations, Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman selected an animal to name their star group after. In Greek mythology, the peacock was sacred for Hera. When Hermes killed Argus, the one-hundred-eyed giant, Hera placed the monsters eyes on the tail of the peacock.
Pavo Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in PavoThese are the stars in Pavo with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Peacock Star||Alpha Pavonis||1.94||Blue-White||890 suns||183 ly|