|Visible in Latitudes:||20° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||January, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||November 24|
|Right Ascension:||3.88 hours|
|Area:||113.936 sq. degrees|
Reticulum 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 Rhombus by Isaak Habrecht of Strasbourg, but Lacaille renamed it the Reticle, which is the name for the crosshairs in a telescope's eyepiece. This constellation is also referred to as the Net.