Octans, the Octant, surrounds the South Celestial Pole, which lies just to the
upper left of center. The closest star to it is Sigma Octantis
(Polaris Australis), the left-hand star of the short three-star
string also up and to the left of center.
The luminary, Nu Octantis, is the bright star down
and to the right of center. Alpha Oct is down and to the left of it
Hydrus is at the upper right,
Pavo at bottom center, Apus toward the lower left. The brightest
star, to the upper right, is Beta Hydri.
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To see a labelled image, push the star:
See Octans in context with
Tucana and the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Octans has a star with a planet.