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Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:08:31Posted by Bobby
Invention of Microscopium
Microscopiumis a faint constellation to the south of Capricornus. It was introduced in the 18th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and represents a microscope. The constellation's brightest stars, Gamma and Epsilon Microscopii, are both of magnitude 4.7.
Depiction: The Microscope
Highest in the Sky: August to September
Size Ranking: 66th
Coverage Area: 210 Sq. Degrees
Right Acension: 21 hours
Visibility: 44°N to 90°S
Alpha Microscopii: Double star
NGC 6925: Galaxy
Best Viewed Objects/Stars
An orange giant star of magnitude 4.9. A telescope shows a companion of 10th magnitude.