PAVO

 
| PAVO Chart | Midnight Culmination | Skylore | Description | Special Stars |

Constellation Data

 

  • Name: PAVO
  • Translation: Peacock
  • Abbreviation: Pav
  • Genitive: Pavonis
  • Size: 44
  • Regions: Southern
  • Located Between: Indus, Telescopium
  • RA: 20 hours
  • Decl: -65 degrees
  • Season: Winter
  • Midnight Culmination: July 15

 



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Genitive form?
What is
Right Ascension (RA)?
Is this constellation ever visible from my latitude? What is
Declination?

Where should I look for a constellation on a date before or after its midnight culmination? What is Midnight Culmination?

 

Skylore

The last stanza of "The Indian upon God," by William Butler Yeats, offers a wonderful metaphor about the Peacock and the stars.

 

Description

Pavo the Peacock is one of four birds in the southern skies (cf. Grus the Crane, Phoenix, and Tucana the Toucan). Argos, who built the ship Argo.htm">Argo (see Argo.htm">Argo Navis), was changed into a peacock by Juno.

[star chart]


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Special Stars

Alpha-Pavonis, known to navigators as the Peacock star. Magnitude 1.9. 230 LY. 700 times brighter than the Sun.

Table of 25 Brightest Stars.
What is apparent stellar magnitude?

 

Origin

Late 16th century

 

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