Horologiumis an unrenowned southern constellation, invented in the 18th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, lies between the bright stars Achernar and Canopus. It represents a pendulum clock, with its brightest star, Alpha Horologii (magnitude 3.9), marking the pedulum weight.
Depiction: The Clock
Highest in the Sky: November to Deccember
Size Ranking: 58th
Coverage Area: 249 Sq. Degrees
Right Acension: 3 hours
Visibility: 21°N to 90°S
NGC 1261: Globular cluster
NGC 1448: Unbarred spiral galaxy
Best Viewed Objects/Stars
A variable red giant of the type known as a Mira star. It ranges between 5th and 14th magnitudes every 13 months or so.
A variable red giant. Over a period of approximately five or six months, it ranges between about 5th and 6th magnitudes.