|291 sq. deg. (|
|Stars with ||3|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||1|
|Visible at latitudes between +|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October.
Octans was one of 14 constellations created by French astronomer
It was part of his catalogue of the southern sky, the Coelum Australe Stelliferum, which was published posthumously in 1763. In Europe, it became more widely known as Octans Hadleianus, in honor of