The white dwarf accumulates material from its companion star via its accretion disc. Good star chart programs or books can provide more information about each constellation and the treasures it … If the system's estimated distance from Earth is accurate, the binary stars are about 0.5 astronomical units (AU) apart and the supergiant about 100 AU apart from them. The star is approximately 1,455 light years distant from the solar system. Apus and Musca were part of one constellation, due to translation errors, but that was quickly fixed and the two were separated. Today, the name is simply Musca. The brightest star in the constellation is Alpha Muscae, with an apparent magnitude of 2.69. It is named so because it’s shaped like a cross. Musca is best seen in May (from latitudes +10° to -90°). The globular cluster NGC 4372 near Gamma Muscae is fainter and likewise partially obscured by dust, but spans more arc minutes. [27] It has expanded to 130 times the Sun's diameter and 1800 to 2300 its luminosity. Both stars in the system are blue-white main sequence dwarfs. I. 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[24][25], Delta and Epsilon mark the fly's left wing and right wing, respectively. The star has 78 percent of the Sun’s mass. It has a visual magnitude of 4.93 and is approximately 338 light years distant from Earth. [8] It is 21,200 light-years distant and somewhat obscured by dust clouds near the galactic plane. HD 115211 is an orange supergiant star with the stellar classification of K2Ib-II. Alpha Muscae has 8.8 times the Sun’s mass and 4.8 times the solar radius. [40], Also known as Nova Muscae 1983, GQ Muscae is a binary system consisting of a white dwarf and small star that is about 10% as massive as the Sun. HD 102839 has an apparent magnitude of 4.98 and an absolute magnitude of -3.27. Hercules's symbol is based on the story of the "Pillars of Hercules". Some of the gas also falls into the black hole. It has a planet (HD 111232 b) around 6.8 times the mass of Jupiter that has an orbital period around 1143 days. It has an apparent magnitude of 4.87 and is approximately 1,185 light years distant from the Sun. [12] The three-letter abbreviation for the constellation, as adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922, is "Mus". They belong to spectral classes B2 V and B3 V. Beta Muscae A has an apparent magnitude of 3.51 and Beta Muscae B has a magnitude of 4.01. The stars of Musca, along with Fomalhaut, Alpha Pavonis, and Alpha and Beta Gruis, were all claimed by the Arrernte. Image: NASA, R. Sahai, J. Trauger (JPL), and the WFPC2 Science Team. Musca contains one star with known planets and has no Messier objects. Alpha Muscae is a blue-white star halfway between the dwarf and subgiant evolutionary stages. ", "TU Muscae – Eclipsing Binary of Beta Lyrae type (semi-detached)", "New Stars and Telescopes: Nova Research in the Last Four Centuries", "X-ray Nova in Musca (GRS 1124+68): Hard X-ray Source with Narrow Annihilation Line", "The Disk and Environment of the Herbig Be Star HD 100546", "A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style", "The Etched Hourglass Nebula MYCN 18. [7] It is the only official constellation depicting an insect. [21] It is part of a triple star system with faint companions at 0.5 and 32.4 arc seconds distance. NGC 5189 is a planetary nebula in Musca. The smallest is Crux which only takes up 0.17 percent of the sky. The largest constellation by area is Hydra which is 3.16% of the sky. The comparatively old globular cluster NGC 4833 near Delta Muscae was catalogued by Lacaille in 1755. It is the brightest star in Musca constellation. [48], Three star systems have been discovered to have exoplanets. Many of the constellation's brighter stars are members of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a loose group of hot blue-white stars that appears to share a common origin and motion across the Milky Way. The following charts show the sky as seen from latitude 40 degrees North at around 10 p.m. in the middle of each season. [50] With around 1.54 times the mass of our Sun, it is cooling and expanding along the red-giant branch, having left the main sequence after exhausting its core supply of hydrogen fuel. The other 38 are much more recent. The Taurus myth is most often interpreted as the story of Zeus and Europa, where the Greek god carried the Phoenician princess away to Crete to marry her by disguising himself as a white bull. Humans have been looking up at the stars and finding patterns for millennia. [58] Its complex structure is due to multiple ejections of material from the ageing central star, which are distorted by the presence of a likely binary companion. Jean Fortin retained the French name in 1776 for his Atlas Céleste, while Lacaille latinised the name for his revised Coelum Australe Stelliferum in 1763. The stars have an orbital period of about 194 years. [6] Lacaille renamed it to Musca Australis, the Southern Fly—Australis, since it counterparted the now discarded constellation of Musca Borealis composed of a few stars in Aries, and to avoid confusion with Apus. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space. The Hourglass Nebula (MyCn18) is a young planetary nebula located about 8,000 light years away. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy catalog… It is a variable of a different type, classed as a slowly pulsating B star, a type of variable. Musca (Latin for '"the fly"') is a small constellation in the deep southern sky. [8], The Kalapalo people of Mato Grosso state in Brazil called Alpha and Beta Muscae (along with Beta and Kappa Crucis) Kutsu anangagï "Ornate Hawk-Eagle's double flutes". [63] The Coalsack Nebula is a dark nebula located mainly in neighbouring Crux that intrudes into Musca. It has an apparent magnitude of 7.79 and is approximately 21,200 light years distant from the solar system. 42 animals, 29 … The black hole in Nova Muscae 1991 has seven times the Sun’s mass, while the companion star has three-quarters of the Sun’s mass and one third of the Sun’s luminosity. The star has the stellar classification of B5V and is approximately 325 light years distant from the solar system. They give the name and general shape of each constellation. [28] To the northwest lies Mu Muscae, an orange giant of spectral type K4III that varies between apparent magnitude 4.71 and 4.76, and has been classified as a slow, irregular variable. Crux is a cross-shaped constellation visible in the southern hemisphere. [41] Discovered with a magnitude of 7.1 on 18 January 1983,[42] it was the first nova from which X-rays were detected. Plancius did not use any names for the constellation until 1612, when he named it Muia on his globe, which is Greek for “the fly.”. When Johann Bayer included it is his star atlas Uranometria, he called the constellation Apis, the Bee, and this name was widely used for about two centuries. [16] It is the brightest star in the constellation with an apparent magnitude of 2.7. Norma or the Level. The constellation first appeared under the name Musca in 1602, on a globe by the Dutch cartographer Willem Janszoon Blaeu. Musca is the 77th constellation in size, occupying an area of 138 square degrees. [16] With an apparent magnitude of 3.62, Delta is an orange giant of spectral type K2III located around 91 light-years away. These last two stars are 1° apart, quite far to be sharing a Bayer designation. The Dark Doodad Nebula is located next to the globular cluster NGC 4372, and just south of the famous Coalsack Nebula in the constellation Crux. 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Mu Muscae is an orange giant with the stellar classification of K4III. [14][a], Lacaille charted and designated 10 stars with the Bayer designations Alpha to Kappa in 1756. It has an apparent magnitude of 5.18 and is 437.3 light years distant from Earth. In a telescope, the nebula appears S-shaped, similar to a barred spiral galaxy, which is how it got the name Spiral Planetary Nebula. [36] TU Muscae is a binary star system located around 15,500 light-years away made up of two hot, luminous, blue main-sequence stars of spectral types O7.5V and O9.5V,[38][39] with masses 23 and 15 times that of the Sun. [67] Extending south from it is the Dark Doodad Nebula, resembling a dark L-shaped river through a bright field of stars. There are 22 different constellations that start with the letter “C.” [2] They assigned four stars to the constellation, with a star that would be later designated as Beta Muscae marking the head, Gamma the body, and Alpha and Delta the left and right wings, respectively. Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space. The nebula is more than 30 light years long and lies approximately 700 light years from Earth. [66] It is 18,900 light-years away from Earth and 23,000 light-years distant from the centre of the Milky Way. Musca was one of the 12 constellations established by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius from the observations of the southern sky by the Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, who had sailed on the first Dutch trading expedition, known as the Eerste Schipvaart, to the East Indies. However, the patterns we see in the stars are purely a product of human imagination, so humans are free to amend the patterns as they choose – and astronomers did so at will during the heyday of celestial mapping in the 17th and 18th centuries. [44] During the 1991 outburst which led to its discovery, radiation was produced through a process of positron annihilation. These can be used in combination or as stand-alone lessons, and are suitable for use in classrooms or as “stations” in a Community Night-type event. It is 4,000 times more luminous than the Sun. It was one of 12 constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, and it first appeared on a celestial globe 35 cm (14 in) in diameter published in 1597 (or 1598) in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius. At one point Zeus morphed into a swan to seduce Leda, mother of both Gemini and Helen of Troy. [46] Finally, SY Muscae is a symbiotic star system composed of a red giant and white dwarf, where although the larger star is transferring mass to the smaller, no periodic eruption occurs nor does an accretion disc form. In this way astronomers are better able to organize the heavens into some recognizable form, and make locating stars and other astronomical objects easier. Small patterns of stars within a constellation are called asterisms. Musca depicts the common fly named by a Dutch explorer in 1500s. This snakelike gas cloud (center dark area) in the constellation Musca resembles a skinny filament. Written by Marc Kaufman Source Many Worlds. French astronomer Lacaille called the constellation Apus in his chart of the southern skies published in 1763, but both Apis and Avis continued to be used well into the 19th century. [23] Alpha, Beta, Gamma, HD 103079, Zeta2 and (likely) Eta are all members of the Lower Centaurus Crux subgroup of the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a group of predominantly hot blue-white stars that share a common origin and proper motion across the galaxy. Asterisms are the small star patterns within a constellation. It has an apparent magnitude of 4.11 and is approximately 302 light years distant. They are eight and six times as massive as the Sun, respectively, and have about 3.5 times its diameter. It is a yellow supergiant star with the stellar classification of G5Ib. [4], The French explorer and astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille called it la Mouche on the 1756 version of his planisphere of the southern skies. There are no meteor showers associated with the constellation. The nebula was discovered by Annie Jump Cannon and Margaret W. Mayall in the early 20th century, while they were working on an extended Henry Draper Catalogue. The constellation that is the smallest is Crus, which takes up 0.17% of the sky. Its extremely low metallicity indicates it is very old—one of the oldest clusters in the Milky Way. It has an apparent magnitude of 7.8 and is approximately 18,900 light years distant from Earth. Then I guess the bull, that was really Zeus, became the Taurus constellation, but not really, because now the bull and Zeus are different... or something. It is one of the few black hole systems classified as X-ray novae, ones that occasionally produce outbursts of X-rays along with visible light and other forms of energy. [4] The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in the German cartographer Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603,[5] though Bayer termed it Apis— "the Bee", a name by which it was known for the next two centuries. The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603. It is 790 times more luminous than the Sun. It belongs to the stellar class A7III, which means that it is a white giant star, significantly hotter than our Sun. It can be seen at latitudes between +85° and -75° and is best visible at 9 p.m. during the month of January. The star’s outer layers were likely blown off by the supernova explosion that produced the black hole. Its name means “the fly” in Latin. [19], Beta Muscae is a binary star system around 341 light-years distant that is composed of two blue-white main-sequence stars of spectral types B2V and B3V that orbit each other every 194 years. The two stars orbit each other with a period of 10.4 hours and are approximately 3.2 million kilometres apart. It is also a confirmed runaway star system, one moving through space with an abnormally high velocity compared to the surrounding interstellar medium. It has a visual magnitude of 7.61 and is 95 light years distant from the solar system. Musca is bounded on the north by the constellation Crux (popularly known as the Southern Cross) and on the south by the constellation Chamaeleon. Musca has several notable stars and deep sky objects, among them Nova Muscae 1991, the binary system with a black hole, the Spiral Planetary Nebula (NGC 5189), the Hourglass Nebula (MyCn 18), the globular clusters NGC 4833 and NGC 4372 and the Dark Doodad Nebula. Musca was one of the 12 constellations introduced by the Dutch navigators Keyser and de Houtman during their expeditions to the East Indies in the late 16th century. [26] Epsilon Muscae is a red giant of spectral type M5III and semiregular variable that ranges between magnitudes 3.99 and 4.31 over approximately 40 days. [59] Located 2.4° east of Eta Muscae is the magnitude-12.9 Engraved Hourglass Nebula (MyCn 18),[60] which lies about 8000 light-years distant from Earth. Musca, “The Fly”, is a late sixteenth-century creation of Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. Dark Doodad Nebula, image: Naskies at wikipedia.org. Musca constellation is located in the southern sky, just to the south of Crux, the Southern Cross. [63] West of Epsilon Muscae is NGC 4071, a large, diffuse planetary nebula of magnitude 12.7 with a magnitude 12 central star,[62] thought to lie around 4000 light-years away from Earth. The list will provide the name of each constellation plus what the constellation stands for. [20] Zeta2 Muscae is a white main sequence star of spectral type A5V around 330 light-years distant from Earth. Gah Haat’e’ii - This constellation is known as Rabbit Tracks and it is part of the tail of the constellation “Scorpius.” It was used long ago by hunters to determine the start of hunting season. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. A list of the 88 constellations of the night sky. It has an apparent magnitude of 4.75 and is about 432 light years distant from the solar system. The star is classified as a Beta Cephei type variable, which means that it exhibits variations in brightness as a result of pulsations of its surface. NGC 4833 is a globular cluster in Musca. It was one of 12 constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, and it first appeared on a celestial globe 35 cm (14 in) in diameter published in 1597 (or 1598) in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius. Based on the information in the Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars, there are about 3,800 stars that are closer to Earth than Delta Muscae. [38] The system ranges from apparent magnitude 8.17 to 8.75 over around 1.4 days. It has an apparent magnitude of 13 and is approximately 8,000 light years distant from Earth. It is about 128 light years distant from Earth. Step 1: Take the Musca-Stik trap out of the packaging. The two stars orbit each other every 505 days. It is visible from the Southern Hemisphere. Lying around 310 light-years away, it is a blue-white star of spectral type B2IV-V that is around 4520 times as luminous and 8 times as massive as the Sun. [51] Yet another member of the Lower Centaurus Crux subgroup,[24] HD 100546 is a young, blue-white Herbig Ae/Be star of spectral type B9V that has yet to settle on the main sequence—the closest of these stars to Earth around 320 light-years distant. Nova Muscae 1991 (GU Muscae, GRS 1124-683). STORY. It is a pretty fast rotator, with a projected rotational velocity of 114 km/s. Francis Baily also dropped Kappa, which he felt was too faint to warrant a name, and designated two adjacent stars as Zeta1 and Zeta2. It spans about 3 degrees in the sky and can be seen with strong binoculars. A constellation is a group of stars that, when seen from Earth, form a pattern. It was referred to for two centuries this way. Nova Muscae 1991 is a binary system containing a black hole candidate. HD 103079 is a binary star with a combined stellar classification of B4V, matching the spectrum of a blue-white main sequence dwarf. [47] The star system varies in magnitude from 10.2 to 12.7 over a period of 624.5 days. Delta Muscae is a spectroscopic binary star system with an apparent magnitude of 3.61. Musca does not contain any formally named stars. It's part of the Bayer constellation family. It has an apparent magnitude of 8.2 and is approximately 3,000 light years distant. It has a combined apparent magnitude of 3.05 and is approximately 340 light years distant from the Sun. [22] Eta Muscae is a multiple star system, the two main components forming an eclipsing binary that has a combined spectral type of B8V and magnitude of 4.77 that dips by 0.05 magnitude every 2.39 days. There are 88 constellations in total, listed an alphabetical order. Ancient cultures in different parts of the world have assigned different patterns to these star groupings. In de Houtman’s catalogue of 1603, the constellation is called De Vlieghe, which is Dutch for “the fly.”. [36] It consists of a spectroscopic binary system composed of the Wolf–Rayet star (spectral type: WC5 or 6) and an O-type main-sequence star (spectral type: O6 or O7) that orbit each other every 19 days and a blue supergiant (spectral type: O9.5/B0Iab) set about 46 milliarcseconds apart from them. [35], Theta Muscae is a triple star system thought to be around 7,500 light-years distant. The primary star is an orange giant with the stellar classification of K2III, and the spectral type of the companion star is unknown. Beta Muscae is a member of the Scorpius-Centaurus association of stars with similar ages, trajectories and locations, which likely formed together in the same molecular cloud. In the case of an X-ray nova, the flow of gas is quite slow and thin, and the disk around the black hole stays relatively cool. The word "constellation" comes from a Latin term meaning "set with stars." The Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius was the first to include the constellation on his globe of 1598, but left it unnamed. HD 111232 is a yellow main-sequence star around 78% as massive as the Sun around 95 light-years distant. [9] The Wardaman people of the Northern Territory in Australia perceived the main stars of Musca as a ceremonial boomerang, part of the Central Arena—a sacred area surrounding the constellation Crux that depicts the lightning creation beings and where they teach Wardaman customs; Alpha and Beta also signified a ceremonial headband, while Gamma and Delta represented two armbands. The poop deck of the Argo Navis; a sub-division of the ancient constellation Argo – in Greek mythology, the ship of the Argonauts. The constellation is known for the asterism Great Square of Pegasus, and a number of bright stars … [45] GR Muscae is an X-ray source composed of a neutron star of between 1.2 and 1.8 times the mass of our Sun and a low-mass star likely to be around the mass of the Sun in close orbit. The star has an apparent magnitude of 2.69 and is approximately 315 light years distant from the Sun. History of the constellation from Star Names , 1889, Richard H. Allen This title generally is supposed to have been substituted by La Caille, about 1752, for Bayer's Apis , the Bee; but Halley, in 1679, had called it Musca Apis ; and even previous to him, Riccioli catalogued it as Apis seu Musca . Musca belongs to the Johann Bayer family of constellations, along with Apus, Chamaeleon, Dorado, Grus, Hydrus, Indus, Pavo, Phoenix, Tucana and Volans. It is partially obscured by dust of the galactic plane. The two orbit each other every 1.4 hours. 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