Telescopium

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:58:01 Posted by  Bobby
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 Invention of Telescopium

Telescopium is an unremarkable constellation south of Sagittarius and was invented by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. In its original form, it represented a large telescope supported by a winch, but it is a poor tribute to such an important instrument. Its brightest star is Alpha Telescopii, magnitude 3.5.

 The Facts

  • Depiction: The Telescope
  • Pronounced: tell-eh-SKO-pee-um
  • Genitive: Telescopii
  • Abbreviation: Tel
  • Highest in the Sky: July to August
  • Size Ranking: 57th
  • Coverage Area: 252 Sq. Degrees
  • Right Acension: 19 hours
  • Declination: -50°
  • Visibility: 30°N to 90°S

 Notable Objects

  • NGC 6584: Globular cluster
  • NGC 6868: Elliptical galaxy
  • Dunlop 227: Binary star

 Best Viewed Objects/Stars

Delta Telescopii

 An optical double star divisible without the aid by those with good eyesight and easy to see with binoculars. Delta-1, magnitude 4.9, is about 800 light-years away; Delta-2 is of magnitude 5.1 and lies more than 1,100 light-years away.
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