Telescopium

Telescopium
Telescopium
List of stars in Telescopium
Abbreviation: Tel
Genitive: Telescopii
Symbology: the Telescope
Right ascension: 19 h
Declination: −50°
Area: 252 sq. deg. (57th)
Main stars: 2
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 13
Stars known to have planets: 0
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 0
Brightest star: α Tel (3.49m)
Nearest star: HD 190422 (75.7 ly)
Messier objects: none
Meteor showers:
Bordering constellations: Ara
Corona Australis
Indus
Microscopium (corner)
Pavo
Sagittarius
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August

Telescopium is a minor southern constellation identified by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. It was named after the Latinized Greek word for telescope. Since it was introduced in the 17th century, and, as a southern constellation, was not visible to Mediterranean culture, there is no earlier mythology associated with it.[1]

Named Stars

There are no European names for stars in this constellation. China did assign names to α Tel as We, meaning danger, and β Tel as Chuen Shwo, with a mythological meaning.

See also

* Microscopium

Citations

1. ^ "Starry Night Photography: Telescopium Constellation". Retrieved on October 12, 2007.

References

* Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Stars and Planets Guide, Collins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 978-0691135564.

* Richard Hinckley Allen, Star Names, Their Lore and Legend, New York, Dover.

Links

* Star Tales – Telescopium




Sagittarius and Corona Australis, Microscopium, and Telescopium



The 88 modern constellations

Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

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