Apus is the 67th biggest constellation in the night sky and is fairly close to the south celestial pole. It is fully visible from latitudes 7°N to 90°S. Its brightest star is α Apodis with a magnitude of 3.8. α Apodis is a orange giant and is about 65 light-years away from Earth. δ Apodis is a orange giant pair 310 light-years from Earth with magnitudes of 4.7 and 5.3 and can be seen as two separate stars with binoculars or good eyesight. θ Apodis is a variable star that ranges from magnitudes 6.4 to 8.0 in a 100-day cycle. It has to globular clusters NGC 6101 and the fainter IC 4499.
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