This constellation may be represented by the more aggressive peacock, the Java green peacock, which the Dutch navigators who invented this, would have seen in the East Indies. It's brightest star is Peacock at magnitude 1.91. The constellation was renamed Peacock in the 1930’s as the star formation is similar to that of the colorfully winged bird. Pavo is the constellation that depicts the Hava Green Peacock which was seen by Dutch explorers. The boundary of the Pavo constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets. Pavo, the Peacock, lying south of Sagittarius and the Southern Crown (Corona Australis), is one of Bayer's twelve constellations, and the Italian Pavone, the French Paon, the German Pfau. With an area of 378 square degrees, Pavo is best seen in the summer and fall. History. Peacock visual magnitude is 1.94, making it the 43th brightest star in the sky. Key Data. Peacock, also designated as α Pavonis (alpha Pavonis), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Pavo. Pegasus or the Winged Horse . The Peacock (lat. The star-forming region lies within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and one of the nearest galaxies to our own, located on the border between Dorado and Mensa. Constellations are the group of stars that are known to create an imaginary shape or outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere. It lies between the constellations Ara, Apus, Octans and Indus. The constellation Pavo occupies an area of 378 square degrees and contains four stars with known planets. Alpha Pavonis (α Pavonis, abbreviated Alpha Pav, α Pav), formally named Peacock / ˈ p iː k ɒ k /, is a binary star in the southern constellation of Pavo, near the border with the constellation Telescopium. ... Pavo or Peacock. Pavo) is a constellation of the south.
Hera then took the eyes of Argus and placed them on the peacock's tail. It can be seen at latitudes between +30° and -90° and is best visible at 9 p.m. during the month of August. How to spot Pavo. The constellation of Pavo, the Peacock, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September.
The constellation is located at the edge of the Milky Way in a quite featureless area of the sky, however can be located easily due to its very bright star, Alpha Pavonis, at the tip of the constellation. The nebula is also known as 30 Doradus. The Tarantula Nebula is a large emission nebula located in the southern constellation Dorado. In Greek mythology, the peacock was the goddess, Hera’s sacred bird who had a chariot drawn by a flock of these magnificent birds. Thanks to its high brightness, Peacock is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas. Its main star α Pavonis has a magnitude of 1.94, but the remaining stars are stars of the third and fourth magnitude.