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Latin: Pavo (Pav)
The southern constellation of Pavo is centered in the
above photography. The brightest star of Pavo is Peacock,
alpha Pavonis, with 2.1 mag visual brightness (upper left).
All other stars are 3.6 mag or fainter, which makes the
constellation pattern quite difficult for observers
More prominent neighbors are the constellations
Ara and Triangulum Australe to the right hand side (west).
| English:|| Peacock
|| Spanish:|| Pavo Real
| German:|| Pfau
|| French:|| Paon
Best observing time in mid of August is about 22:00
(10:00 pm) local time.
The declination of the constellation borders ranges from
-75o to -57o.
The more dense star fields of the milky way are touched on
the right hand side. A few
interesting deep sky objects
show up in the field of view. The barred spiral galaxy
NGC 6744 resembles very much our own Milky Way in size and
© all photographs taken by
Till Credner and