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Circinus

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Circinus, the Drawing Compass, was described by Lacaille. Located near the bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri, Circinus has no traditional mythology associated with it.
Circinus is the 85th largest constellation covering only 93 square degrees and is the 74th brightest. Circinus reaches opposition on May 8.