Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Lyra ←     Mensa: The Table Mountain     → Microscopium

(possessive form Mensae, abbreviation Men) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Mensa (originally Mons Mensae) 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 Mensa
From Bode's 1801 Uranographia (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Mensa
(Nebecula Major and Minor are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds)

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

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

Stars in Mensa
     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 Men

β Men

γ Men

δ Men

ε Men
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Lyra ←     Mensa: The Table Mountain     → Microscopium