Telescopium

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Telescopium is a constellation in the southern sky and was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.


Telescopium
Latin name Telescopium
Latin genitive Telescopii
International abbreviation Tel
Number of stars 87
Symbology Telescope


Remarkable objects

  • α Telescopii—the brightest star in Telescopium (magnitude 3.49).
  • ε Telescopii
  • NGC 6845

History and mythology

Telescopium, the Telescope, was first introduced in Lecaille's 1763 Coelum Australe Stelliferum.

References



88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula