|Visible in Latitudes:||30° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||August, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||June 28|
|Right Ascension:||19.31 hours|
|Area:||251.512 sq. degrees|
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.