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NGC 465

NGC 465 is an open cluster in the Magellanic Clouds. Being part of the Tucana constellation, it was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in 1826.

                                               

Nu Tucanae

ν Tucanae, Latinized as Nu Tucanae, is a solitary, variable star in the southern constellation of Tucana. This red-hued object is visible to the naked eye as a faint star with an apparent visual magnitude that fluctuates around +4.80. It is locat ...

                                               

Pi Tucanae

Pi Tucanae is a double star in the southern constellation of Tucana. It is visible to the naked eye with a combined apparent visual magnitude of +5.49. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 10.25 mas as seen from Earth, it is located around 317 ...

                                               

Pipitea (planet)

Pipitea, originally named HD 221287 b, is an exoplanet that orbits Poerava, approximately 173 light years away in the constellation of Tucana. This planet has mass > 3.12 M J and orbits in a habitable zone at 1.25 AUs from the star, taking 1.2 ...

                                               

Rho Tucanae

Rho Tucanae is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Tucana. It is visible to the naked eye with a combined apparent visual magnitude of +5.38. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 24.37 mas as seen from Earth, it is located 131 ...

                                               

Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud, or Nubecula Minor, is a dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way. Classified as a dwarf irregular galaxy, the SMC has a diameter of about 7.000 light-years, contains several hundred million stars, and has a total mass of approx ...

                                               

Theta Tucanae

Theta Tucanae is a star in the constellation Tucana. Like other stars in Tucana, it was given its Bayer designation by French explorer and astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1756. It was found to be variable in 1971. Theta Tucanae is a white ...

                                               

Zeta Tucanae

Zeta Tucanae is a star in the constellation Tucana. It is a spectral class F9.5 main sequence star with an apparent magnitude of +4.23. Despite having a slightly lower mass, this star is more luminous than the Sun. Based upon parallax measurement ...

                                               

Alpha Volantis

Alpha Volantis is a binary star system in the southern constellation Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +4.00, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements made with the Hipparcos spacecraft, ...

                                               

AM 0644-741

AM 0644-741, also known as the Lindsay-Shapley Ring, is an unbarred lenticular galaxy, and a ring galaxy, which is 300 million light-years away in the southern constellation Volans. The yellowish nucleus was once the center of a normal spiral gal ...

                                               

Beta Volantis

Beta Volantis, Latinized from β Volantis, is the brightest star of the southern constellation of Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 3.75, which is sufficiently bright to allow it to be viewed with the naked eye. Based upon an annual p ...

                                               

Delta Volantis

Delta Volantis is a solitary star in the southern constellation Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +3.97, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements, is approximately 740 light years from th ...

                                               

Epsilon Volantis

Epsilon Volantis is a quadruple star system in the southern constellation Volans. This star is at the center of the constellation of Volans and connects the "wings" of the constellation. Based upon parallax measurements, is roughly 560 light year ...

                                               

Eta Volantis

Eta Volantis, Latinized from η Volantis, is a single star in the southern constellation of Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.28, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye as a dim, white-hued star. Based upon parallax me ...

                                               

Gamma Volantis

Gamma Volantis, Latinized from γ Volantis, is a wide binary star system in the southern constellation of Volans. Based upon parallax measurements, it is approximately 142 light years from Earth. It is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye a ...

                                               

HD 76700 b

HD 76700 b is an exoplanet discovered orbiting the star in 2002. The planet is a hot Jupiter with a mass at least 0.233 times that of Jupiter. It orbits very close to its parent star and completes one orbit in less than four days.

                                               

Iota Volantis

Iota Volantis, Latinized as ι Volantis, is the Bayer designation for a star in the southern constellation of Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.39, which indicates it is faintly visible to the naked eye. With a parallax of 0.00579″, ...

                                               

Kappa Volantis

Kappa Volantis, Latinized from κ Volantis, is a quadruple star system in the southern constellation of Volans. The primary component has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.37, while the secondary companion is magnitude 5.65; individually, both a b ...

                                               

L 97-12

L 97-12 is a nearby degenerate star, located in the constellation Volans, the single known component of the system.

                                               

Theta Volantis

Theta Volantis is a solitary star in the southern constellation of Volans. Based upon parallax measurements, is approximately 240 light years from the Sun. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 5.19, which is bright enough to be faintly visible ...

                                               

WD 0806−661

WD 0806−661 is a wide binary system of a white dwarf and a Y-type sub-brown dwarf, located in constellation Volans at 63 light-years from Earth. The companion was discovered in 2011. It has the largest actual and apparent separation of any known ...

                                               

Zeta Volantis

Zeta Volantis is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Volans. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 3.93, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements, it is approximately 141 light year ...

                                               

Abu Tesht

It is considered one of the oldest inhabited areas in Egypt as it includes the Naqada area which contain remains of prehistoric civilizations as Naqada culture. It is identified with the Ancient Egyptian city of Per-Djodj, although Daressy identi ...

                                               

Abusir

Abusir is the name given to an Egyptian archaeological locality – specifically, an extensive necropolis of the Old Kingdom period, together with later additions – in the vicinity of the modern capital Cairo. The name is also that of a neighbourin ...

                                               

Acanthus (Egypt)

Acanthus was an ancient city of Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile, 120 stadia south of Memphis. Its site is located at the modern village of Dashour. The town was in the Memphite Nome, and, therefore, in the Heptanomis. It was celebrated for ...

                                               

Akhetaten

Amarna is an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty, and abandoned shortly after his death. The name for the city ...

                                               

Apis (city)

Apis, was an ancient seaport town on the north coast of Africa, about 18 km west of Paraetonium, sometimes considered located within Egypt, and sometimes in Marmarica. Scylax places it at the western boundary of Egypt, on the frontier of the Marm ...

                                               

Apollonopolis Parva (Hypselis)

Apollonopolis Parva or Apollinopolis Parva or Apollonos minoris, was an ancient town in Upper Egypt, in latitude 27° North, upon the western bank of the Nile. It stood between Hypselis and Lycopolis, and belonged to the Hypseliote nome.

                                               

Apollonos Hydreium

Apollonos Hydreium or Apollinopolis or Apollonopolis, was an ancient city of Egypt that stood upon the high road from Coptos, in the Thebaid, to Berenice on the Red Sea, and was a watering station for the caravans in their transit between those c ...

                                               

Atfih

Atfih is a town in Middle Egypt. It was part of the now defunct Helwan Governorate from April 2008 to April 2011, after which it was reincorporated into the Giza Governorate. As of 2001, it has a population of 106.300 inhabitants.

                                               

Busiris (Lower Egypt)

See Busiris disambiguation for namesakes Busiris was an ancient city in Lower Egypt, located at the present-day Abu Sir Bana.

                                               

Garagos, Egypt

Garagos is a village in Qena Governorate in Egypt, which is famous for Garagos Pottery ". This village is the birthplace of Saint Verena.

                                               

Hebenu

Hebenu is an Ancient Egyptian city. It was the early capital of the 16th Upper Egyptian Nome. The modern village of Kom el Ahmar is built on the site where the ancient city stood.

                                               

Heptapolis

Heptapolis was the name of the capitals of the Heptanomis in ancient Egypt, and included the cities of Memphis, Heracleopolis, Crocodilopolis, Aphroditopolis, Oxyrhynchos, Cynopolis, and Hermopolis.

                                               

Hermopolis (Butosos)

Hermopolis also known as Hermopolis Mikra and Hermopolis Parva was an ancient city of Egypt. It was located on an island near the city Butosos now Buto.

                                               

Hermopolis (Lower Egypt)

Hermopolis, also known as Hermopolis Parva, was the Greek name for two cities in Ancient Egypt. One was the capital of Tehut, the 15th nome of Lower Egypt, situated a little below Thmuis. The site is currently at Tell al-Naqus near Baqliya. The a ...

                                               

Herwer

Herwer was an Ancient Egyptian town in the 16th nome in Upper Egypt. It is mentioned in several ancient inscriptions dating from the Old, Middle and New Kingdom. The main deities of the place were Khnum and Heqet, both several times called lord o ...

                                               

Hieracon

Hieracon or Hierakon, also called Theracon, Egyptian pr nmty, was an ancient fortified city of Upper Egypt situated on the right bank of the Nile, now the site of the modern-day village of al-ʿAtawlah, Egypt. Here, in Roman times, was quartered t ...

                                               

Iu-miteru

Iu-miteru was an Ancient Egyptian town in the Fourth Upper Egyptian nome, near Gebelein. The town is often mentioned in Ancient Egyptian texts and was the place for a temple for Sobek. From an inscription found at the Wadi Hammamat it seems certa ...

                                               

Iushenshen

Iushenshen was an Ancient Egyptian town in the Coptic nome in Upper Egypt. It is a few times mentioned in Ancient Egyptian sources. According to the Ramesside onomastica the place was located South of Coptos: 25 Kilometers South of Coptos there i ...

                                               

Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo or Ombos or Latin: Ambo and Ombi – is an agricultural town in Egypt famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo. It was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold. Nubt is also known as Nubet or Nubyt. It became a Greek settleme ...

                                               

Lepidotonpolis

Lepidotonpolis is the Greek name of an Ancient Egyptian town in Upper Egypt under the modern village Nag El Mashayikh opposite to modern Girga. The ancient Egyptian name of the place was perhaps Behedet jabtet - or Per mehit according to Gauthier ...

                                               

Lycopolis (Delta)

Lycopolis or Lykopolis, or the Deltaic Lycopolis was an ancient town in the Sebennytic nome in Lower Egypt, in the neighbourhood of Mendes, and, from its appellation, apparently founded by a colony of Osirian priests from the town of Lycopolis in ...

                                               

Ostrakine

Ostrakine was located on the road between Alexandria and Gaza at Lake Bardawil, a saltwater lagoon near the Mediterranean coast of the northern Sinai.

                                               

Pharbaetus

Pharbaethus or Pharbaetus, also known as Sheten or Setennu, was an ancient town in the Nile Delta. It served as the capital of the nome of Pharbaethites / Lapt in Lower Egypt. Pharbaetus is referred to in a stele of the 7th century BC, and descri ...

                                               

Qus

In the late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period, important people of Qus were buried at Naqada at the other side of the Nile. Here were found several stelae belonging to local governors of Qus, including those of Hetepi priest. Gesa was an ...

                                               

Tanis

Tanis is unattested before the 19th Dynasty of Egypt, when it was the capital of the 14th nome of Lower Egypt. A temple inscription datable to the reign of Ramesses II mentions a "Field of Tanis", while the city in se is securely attested in two ...

                                               

Tebtunis

Tebtunis was a city in Lower Egypt. It was located in what is now the village of Tell Umm el-Baragat in the Faiyum Governorate. The town was known as Koinē Greek: Θεοδοσιούπολις Theodosioupolis and Latin as Theodosiopolis in the Ptolemaic Kingdom ...

                                               

Tell El Sakan

Tel El Sakan was an important ancient Canaanite/Egyptian maritime settlement during the early Bronze Age, situated at the mouth of Wadi Ghazzeh, in Gaza strip. Its geographical situation endowed it with a position of importance at the crossroads ...

                                               

Tjebu

Tjebu or Djew-Qa, was an ancient Egyptian city located on the eastern bank of the Nile in what is now Asyut Governorate, Egypt. In Greek and Roman Egypt, its name was Antaeopolis after its tutelary deity, the war god known by the Hellenized name ...