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Telescopium

Quick Facts

Name:Telescopium
tell-ih-SKO-pee-um
Meaning:Telescope
Abbreviation:Tel
Genitive:Telescopii
Visible in Latitudes:30° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:August, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:June 28
Right Ascension:19.31 hours
Declination:-50.5 degrees
Area:251.512 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Telescopium

About Telescopium

Telescopium was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752. He originally called it Tubus Telescopium, but it was later shortened.

Neighboring Constellations

AraMicroscopium
Corona AustrinusPavo
IndusSagittarius
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