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Apus

Bird of Paradise
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Apus, the Bird of Paradise, was originally described by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria. Sometimes pictured as a bird without feet, this form reflects the alternate definition of Apus. Apus lies south of Triangulum Australe and Octans. Apus is the 76th largest constellation, covering 206 square degrees and is the 67th brightest. Apus reach opposition on May 24.