Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Norma ←Octans: The Mariner's Octant→ Ophiuchus

(possessive form Octantis, abbreviation Oct) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
 Octans 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 Octans
From Bode's 1801 Uranographia (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Octans

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

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

Stars in Octans
 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 Oct

β Oct

γ Oct

δ Oct

ε Oct
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Norma ←Octans: The Mariner's Octant→ Ophiuchus