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Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:58:01Posted by Bobby
Invention of Telescopium
Telescopiumis 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.
Depiction: The Telescope
Highest in the Sky: July to August
Size Ranking: 57th
Coverage Area: 252 Sq. Degrees
Right Acension: 19 hours
Visibility: 30°N to 90°S
NGC 6584: Globular cluster
NGC 6868: Elliptical galaxy
Dunlop 227: Binary star
Best Viewed Objects/Stars
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.