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Apus (Bird of Paradise)

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Apus has two clusters, NGC 6101 and IC 4499. Also, there is an unusual nebular named, IC 4633.

Its name means 'no feet' in Greek because they believed that the birds of paradise had no feet.

Neighbouring Constellations

Triangulum Australe (Southern Triangle)

Musca (Fly)

Pavo (Peacock)

Ara (Alter)

Picture of Apus