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Telescopium Constellation

Telescopium (Pronounciation:Tele-scope-e-um, Abbrev:Tel, Latin:Telescopii) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Telescopium takes up 251.512 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.61% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Telescope . 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.

Telescopium is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere. The brightest star in Telescopium is Alpha Telescopii. There are 2 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.

Telescopium Facts

Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAlpha Telescopii
Area251.512 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.61%
Size Position57th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count2
Meteor Shower Count0
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsSagittarius
Corona Australis

Telescopium Constellation Map

Telescopium Constellation Star Map

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

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Telescopium

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 191760266.262-46d 12` 03.220h 13m 26.75

List of Named Stars in Telescopium 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
Alpha Telescopii277.82-45d 58` 06.018h 26m 58.43
BL Telescopii-51d 25` 03.219h 06m 38.11
Delta1 Telescopii707.51-45d 54` 53.118h 31m 45.44
Delta2 Telescopii1194.74-45d 45` 26.518h 32m 01.94
Epsilon Telescopii418.16-45d 57` 15.618h 11m 13.78
Eta Telescopii157.26-54d 25` 25.419h 22m 51.18
HO Telescopii1090.85-46d 51` 42.119h 51m 58.93
Iota Telescopii370.64-48d 05` 56.819h 35m 12.99
Kappa Telescopii271.80-52d 06` 25.718h 52m 39.61
Lambda Telescopii611.94-52d 56` 19.018h 58m 27.76
Mu Telescopii112.12-55d 06` 36.119h 30m 34.57
Nu Telescopii161.63-56d 21` 44.219h 48m 01.10
PW Telescopii396.79-45d 16` 18.119h 33m 21.63
PZ Telescopii167.95-50d 10` 49.118h 53m 05.86
QQ Telescopii364.43-45d 16` 42.819h 39m 41.80
QV Telescopii760.29-56d 01` 24.018h 17m 07.54
Rho Telescopii185.00-52d 20` 26.319h 06m 19.92
Xi Telescopii1080.01-52d 52` 50.920h 07m 23.17
Zeta Telescopii126.22-49d 04` 12.118h 28m 49.74

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