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Microscopium Constellation

Microscopium (Pronounciation:Micro-scope-e-um, Abbrev:Mic, Latin:Microscopii) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Microscopium takes up 209.513 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.51% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Microscope . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille years later.

Microscopium is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Microscopium is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Microscopium is Gamma Microscopii.

One of the new constellations, does not have a legend behind it.

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Microscopium Facts

Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarGamma Microscopii
Area209.513 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.51%
Size Position66th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count0
Meteor Shower Count2
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsCapricornus
Piscis Austrinus

Microscopium Constellation Map

Microscopium Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Named Stars in Microscopium without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
2 Piscis Austrini328.13-32d 20` 29.921h 06m 24.68
3 Piscis Austrini366.89-27d 37` 08.621h 13m 17.27
Alpha Microscopii378.38-33d 46` 46.820h 49m 58.08
AT Microscopii34.88-32d 26` 03.620h 41m 50.97
AU Microscopii32.32-31d 20` 24.120h 45m 09.34
AV Microscopii1144.43-42d 08` 01.320h 41m 24.63
Beta Microscopii482.49-33d 10` 40.720h 51m 58.76
BO Microscopii170.23-36d 35` 40.120h 47m 45.00
BY Microscopii1025.67-27d 55` 30.720h 54m 06.58
Delta Microscopii301.44-30d 07` 29.821h 06m 01.12
Epsilon Microscopii182.21-32d 10` 20.921h 17m 56.25
Eta Microscopii712.15-41d 23` 09.4 21h 06m 25.50
Gamma Microscopii229.05-32d 15` 28.021h 01m 17.46
Iota Microscopii115.54-43d 59` 17.820h 48m 29.00
Lacaille 876012.87-38d 51` 52.521h 17m 17.71
Nu Microscopii233.98-44d 30` 57.520h 33m 55.06
Theta1 Microscopii197.20-40d 48` 34.221h 20m 45.58
Theta2 Microscopii390.61-41d 00` 24.121h 24m 24.80
V Microscopii2104.28-40d 42` 05.121h 23m 48.76
Zeta Microscopii115.37-38d 37` 52.321h 02m 57.97
ZZ Microscopii911.07-42d 39` 20.121h 00m 35.20

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