Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Musca and Triangulum Australe.

[New Latin, from Latin circinus, pair of compasses, from circus, circle; see circle.]


n, Latin genitive Circini (ˈsɜːsɪˌnaɪ)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Centaurus and the Southern Cross
[C19: from Latin, a pair of compasses]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Circinus - a small faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Musca and Triangulum Australe
References in periodicals archive ?
Broidy's defence company Circinus has hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts with the UAE, according to the New York Times newspaper.
Broidy's defense company Circinus has hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts with the UAE, according to The New York Times.
An international research team led by Konrad Tristram from the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany found that the dust directly illuminated by the central engine of the Circinus Galaxy is located in two distinct components: an inner warped disk and a surrounding larger distribution of dust.
Aun aso, la distribucion de la emision coronal en las zonas mas proximas al centro activo de objetos tales como Circinus y NGC 1386 (Rodriguez-Ardila et al.
The observations of doubles in Circinus reported are only samples of her much larger programme undertaken.
En latin clasico el nombre del compas era Circinus, palabra derivada de Circulus o "circulo".
Named the Circinus pulsar for the galaxy in which it resides, this rhythmically flashing neutron star rotates 400 times per minute and has a magnetic field trillions of times stronger than Earth's, Fishman says.
Atair's inventive products and technologies include the Onyx Ultra Light (Onyx UL) and Onyx Micro Light (Onyx ML) precision airdrop systems, the Long Endurance Autonomous Powered Parachute (LEAPP) UAS, the Circinus GPS-Integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and the Heli-Chute.
Heinz and his colleagues quickly mounted a series of follow-up observations with the space-based Chandra and XMM-Newton telescopes to discover four bright rings of X-rays, like ripples in a cosmic pond, all around the neutron star at the heart of Circinus X-1.
3[degrees] from the Moon (12h) Jupiter at conjunction (22h) 25 Mercury near the Moon (16h) 26 Jupiter near the Moon (21h) 27 New Moon (00h) 28 Moon at apogee (406600 km; 05h) 29 Regulus near the Moon (05h) Meteor showers Shower Duration Maximum July Phoenicids Jul 10-Jul 16 Jul 13 Piscis Australids Jul 19-Aug 17 Jul 28 Southern delta Aquariids Jul 21-Aug 29 Jul 29 alpha Capricornids Jul 15-Aug 25 Jul 30 Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 5823 open cluster in Circinus NGC 6025 open cluster in Tr.
The team discovered the age of this record-breaking pair, named Circinus X-1, by using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, which revealed faint remnants of the supernova explosion that created the neutron star.
Iniial results from KAT-7 of the X-ray binary Circinus X-1 will be presented.