Apus is a faint constellation in the southern sky. Its name means “no feet” in Greek and it represents a bird-of-paradise, which were once believed to have no feet. It was one of the twelve constellations created by Petrus Plancius in the late 16th century. The first known depiction of the constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria of 1603.
Bird-of-Paradise after which the Apus constellation was named.
Credit & Copyright: Roderick Eime.
For more constellations see the Constellations Guide.