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Horologium

Quick Facts

Name:Horologium
hor-o-LO-jee-um
Meaning:Clock
Abbreviation:Hor
Genitive:Horologii
Visible in Latitudes:20° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Fall
Best Seen In:December, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:November 24
Right Ascension:3.11 hours
Declination:-52.8 degrees
Area:248.885 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Horologium

About Horologium

Horologium was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752. It was originally named Horologium Oscillitorium to honor Christian Huygens, the inventor of the pendulum clock in 1656-57. Like many of Lacaille's other long constellation names, Horologium Oscillitorium was shortened in modern times to simply Horologium.

Neighboring Constellations

CaelumHydrus
DoradoReticulum
Eridanus
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