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.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Brightest Star||Alpha Telescopii|
|Area||251.512 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.61%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||2|
|Meteor Shower Count||0|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Sagittarius|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 191760||266.26||2||-46d 12` 03.2||20h 13m 26.75|
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 Telescopii||277.82||-45d 58` 06.0||18h 26m 58.43|
|BL Telescopii||-51d 25` 03.2||19h 06m 38.11|
|Delta1 Telescopii||707.51||-45d 54` 53.1||18h 31m 45.44|
|Delta2 Telescopii||1194.74||-45d 45` 26.5||18h 32m 01.94|
|Epsilon Telescopii||418.16||-45d 57` 15.6||18h 11m 13.78|
|Eta Telescopii||157.26||-54d 25` 25.4||19h 22m 51.18|
|HO Telescopii||1090.85||-46d 51` 42.1||19h 51m 58.93|
|Iota Telescopii||370.64||-48d 05` 56.8||19h 35m 12.99|
|Kappa Telescopii||271.80||-52d 06` 25.7||18h 52m 39.61|
|Lambda Telescopii||611.94||-52d 56` 19.0||18h 58m 27.76|
|Mu Telescopii||112.12||-55d 06` 36.1||19h 30m 34.57|
|Nu Telescopii||161.63||-56d 21` 44.2||19h 48m 01.10|
|PW Telescopii||396.79||-45d 16` 18.1||19h 33m 21.63|
|PZ Telescopii||167.95||-50d 10` 49.1||18h 53m 05.86|
|QQ Telescopii||364.43||-45d 16` 42.8||19h 39m 41.80|
|QV Telescopii||760.29||-56d 01` 24.0||18h 17m 07.54|
|Rho Telescopii||185.00||-52d 20` 26.3||19h 06m 19.92|
|Xi Telescopii||1080.01||-52d 52` 50.9||20h 07m 23.17|
|Zeta Telescopii||126.22||-49d 04` 12.1||18h 28m 49.74|