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Musca

The Fly

Abbreviation: Mus
Genitive: Muscae

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At the end of the sixteenth century the observations of Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman allowed Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius to create this constellation.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
C105 This compact globular cluster is observable through binoculars or a small telescope.
C108 This is another globular cluster, visible only with optical aids.