Reticulum (Pronounciation:Re-tick-u-lum, Abbrev:Ret, Latin:Reticuli) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Reticulum takes up 113.936 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.28% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Net . 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.
Reticulum is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere. The brightest star in Reticulum is Alpha Reticuli. There are 6 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.
There is no Greek Legend behind this constellation. It was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to fill in the voids in the astronomical charts.There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Brightest Star||Alpha Reticuli|
|Area||113.936 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.28%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||6|
|Meteor Shower Count||0|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Horologium|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 21693||105.62||2||-58d 19` 26.1||03h 27m 12.20|
|HD 23079||110.53||1||-52d 54` 56.2||03h 39m 43.28|
|HD 23127||321.98||1||-60d 04` 41.5||03h 39m 23.55|
|HD 25171||179.31||1||-65d 11` 12.7||03h 55m 49.24|
|HD 27894||143.12||1||-59d 24` 41.4||04h 20m 46.84|
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.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|Alpha Reticuli||161.63||-62d 28` 26.3||04h 14m 25.43|
|Beta Reticuli||97.39||-64d 48` 25.5||03h 44m 11.55|
|Delta Reticuli||526.07||-61d 24` 00.5||03h 58m 44.74|
|Epsilon Reticuli||59.49||-59d 18` 06.3||04h 16m 29.08|
|Eta Reticuli||384.63||-63d 23` 12.5||04h 21m 53.22|
|Gamma Reticuli||469.30||-62d 09` 33.7||04h 00m 53.81|
|Iota Reticuli||319.14||-61d 04` 44.6||04h 01m 18.07|
|Kappa Reticuli||70.72||-62d 56` 18.4||03h 29m 22.19|
|R Reticuli||2673.47||-63d 01` 45.1||04h 33m 32.81|
|Theta Reticuli||460.68||-63d 15` 19.8||04h 17m 40.27|
|TT Reticuli||411.82||-60d 56` 54.8||04h 16m 20.92|
|Zeta Reticuli||39.16||-62d 34` 36.8||03h 17m 44.47|
|Zeta Reticuli B||39.24||-62d 30` 28.6||03h 18m 11.14|