Telescopium Constellation | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

Telescopium Constellation | Constellations In The Southern Hemisphere

TELESCOPIUM CONSTELLATION – In this topic, we are going to know and learn about the southern constellation Telescopium, the Telescope.

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The constellation lies in the southern sky. It represents the telescope. It was created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. It was also known as Tubus Astronomicus, but this name is long obsolete.

Specifically, the constellation represents an aerial telescope, a type of refractor that was used by J.D. Cassini at Paris Observatory.

It takes up a region of the sky south of the constellations Sagittarius and Corona Australis. It houses the spiral galaxy NGC 6850, the planetary nebula IC 4699, the globular cluster NGC 6584, the Telescopium Group, the lenticular galaxy NGC 6861, and the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 6868.

It is the 57th largest constellation and occupies an area of about 252 square degrees. It lies in SQ4, the fourth quadrant of the southern hemisphere.

Telescopium belongs to the Lacaille family, along with Antlia, Caelum, Circinus, Fornax, Horologium, Mensa, Microscopium, Norma, Octans, Pictor, Reticulum and Sculptor.


Among the stars include:

  • Alpha Telescopii
  • Delta Telescopii
  • Epsilon Telescopii
  • Eta Telescopii
  • HIP 92367
  • Iota Telescopii
  • Kappa Telescopii
  • Lambda Telescopii
  • Mu Telescopii
  • Nu Telescopii
  • Rho Telescopii
  • Xi Telescopii
  • Zeta Telescopii

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