This nice little constellation is located close to circumpolar regions of the
south pole of the sky. It is lying between DECL=-60 degrees and DECL=-70
degrees and RA=17h and RA=15h. The three leading stars are so bright that this
constellation can be used to find others around it (like
Apus in the south,
Norma in the north, in the west
Centaurus and east
The southern edge of the Milky Way touches this constellation.
Stars and other objects
The open star cluster NGC 6025 is a good object for binoculars. About 30 stars of 7th mag and fainter belong to this group. It lies at the boundary to the constellation Norma and has a distance of about 2000 lightyears.