Microscopium

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:08:31 Posted by  Bobby
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 Invention of Microscopium

Microscopium is 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.

 The Facts

  • Depiction: The Microscope
  • Pronounced: my-kro-SKO-pee-em
  • Genitive: Microscopii
  • Abbreviation: Mic
  • Highest in the Sky: August to September
  • Size Ranking: 66th
  • Coverage Area: 210 Sq. Degrees
  • Right Acension: 21 hours
  • Declination: -35°
  • Visibility: 44°N to 90°S

 Notable Objects

  • Alpha Microscopii: Double star
  • NGC 6925: Galaxy

 Best Viewed Objects/Stars

Alpha Microscopii

 An orange giant star of magnitude 4.9. A telescope shows a companion of 10th magnitude.
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