Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Chamaeleon ←Circinus: The Drafting Compass→ Columba

(possessive form Circini, abbreviation Cir) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
 Circinus is one of fourteen southern constellations created by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1756 as a result of his observations of ten thousand southern stars, but not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763.

Historical Map of Circinus
From Bode's 1801 Uranographia (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Circinus

Modern Map of Circinus
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Circinus

Constellations Bordering Circinus
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Circinus
 Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Cir

β Cir

γ Cir
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Chamaeleon ←Circinus: The Drafting Compass→ Columba