Octans
English: Octans

Octans
Constellation
Octans
List of stars in Octans
AbbreviationOct
GenitiveOctantis
Pronunciation/ˈɒktænz/, genitive /ɒkˈtæntɨs/
Symbolismthe Octant
Right ascension22
Declination−90
QuadrantSQ4
Area291 sq. deg. (50th)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
27
Stars with planets2
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brightest starNu Octantis (3.73m)
Messier objectsnone
Meteor showersnone
Bordering
constellations
Tucana
Indus
Pavo
Apus
Chamaeleon
Mensa
Hydrus
Visible at latitudes between +0° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of October.
Circumpolar.

Octans is the southernmost constellation. It represents a tool that a sailor would use to find his position using the position of the stars; the octant. Octans contains the southernmost star above Magnitude 6, σ Octantis, which cannot be seen easily.

Other Languages
العربية: الثمن (كوكبة)
asturianu: Octans
azərbaycanca: Oktant (bürc)
Bân-lâm-gú: Pat-hun-gî-chō
беларуская: Актант (сузор’е)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Актант (сузор’е)
corsu: Octans
dansk: Oktanten
Ελληνικά: Οκτάς
English: Octans
español: Octans
français: Octant
galego: Octans
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Nàm-khi̍t-chho
한국어: 팔분의자리
Bahasa Indonesia: Octans
Jawa: Octans
Lëtzebuergesch: Octans
lietuvių: Oktantas
македонски: Октант (соѕвездие)
Bahasa Melayu: Oktan (buruj)
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Nàng-gĭk-cô̤
norsk: Oktanten
norsk nynorsk: Oktanten
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Oktant
português: Octans
Scots: Octans
slovenčina: Oktant (súhvezdie)
slovenščina: Oktant (ozvezdje)
српски / srpski: Октант (сазвежђе)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Oktant (zviježđe)
suomi: Oktantti
svenska: Oktanten
українська: Октант (сузір'я)
اردو: ثمن
Tiếng Việt: Nam Cực (chòm sao)
Winaray: Octans
粵語: 南極座
中文: 南极座