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Mythology of Pavus

        Pavus  or the Turkey, was designed by the Dutch navigator Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederik de Houtman at the end of century XVI, represents the bird of whose name it contributes it.        

 

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        Pavus, is an austral constellation whose parallel -65º of South latitude crosses it in two. He is observable in the South hemisphere during great part of the year; however for the inhabitants of the North hemisphere he is practically invisible. Pavus is located to 30º of South latitude of the galactic equator.

           Pavus limits of a the north with the constellations of Indus and Telescopium, to the east with Ara and Apus, to the south with Octans and the west with Indus.

             Pavus hspear the date, I have not been able to locate it to be in very austral latitudes from the island of Majorca where alive, although I do not discard to someday make a trip to the seas of the south, and to lose to me in an island of the desert Pacific to be able to contemplate and to locate the constellations that I have left to discover

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Constellation of Pavus

 

Main stars

       Alpha, a; denominated Peacock, super spectacular blue giant, 440 times more shining than the Sun of magnitude 1,92; dista of us 183 years light. One is closely together in the North end of the constellation of Telescopium.

       Beta, b; of magnitude 3.42, white 64 times more luminous than the Sun, dista 138 years light of us.

        Gamma, g; of 4.23 magnitude and yellow color, giant yellow 1,400 times more luminous than the Sun, dista 30 years light, is closely together in the western end of the constellation of Indus.

            

       Other objects

    NGC 6752; precious and shining globular accumulation of magnitude 5.40, of 20' of diameter arc that dista 13,000 years light of us, is in the North zone of the constellation near the limits with Telescopium.

 

 

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    To date observations by telescope have not been made since it is located in the South hemisphere, next to the celestial and invisible South Pole from where I write these lines to you, Majorca, Spain, although I do not discard to someday make a trip to the seas of the south, and to lose to me in an island of the Pacific to be able to contemplate and to locate the constellations that still I have left to discover.

 

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