Originally known as "Apus Indica", this constellation was discovered by German astronomer Johann Bayer in 1603. The name means "Bird of Paradise". The constellation itself contains no bright stars, and none of them are named.

A"pus (#), n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Apode, n.] Zool.

A genus of fresh-water phyllopod crustaceans. See Phyllopod.

 

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