Microscopium
Microscopium
Constellation
Microscopium
List of stars in Microscopium
Abbreviation Mic
Genitive Microscopii
Pronunciation /ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpiəm/, genitive /ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpiaɪ/
Symbolism the Microscope
Right ascension 21 h
Declination −36°
Quadrant SQ4
Area 210 sq. deg. (66th)
Main stars 5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
13
Stars with planets 1
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brightest star γ Mic (4.67m)
Nearest star Lacaille 8760
(12.87 ly, 3.95 pc)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers ?????
?????
Bordering
constellations
Capricornus
Sagittarius
Telescopium (corner)
Indus
Grus
Piscis Austrinus
Visible at latitudes between +45° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September.

Microscopium is a small constellation in the southern sky, created in the 18th century by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Its name is Latin for microscope. Its stars are very faint and hardly visible from most of the non-tropical northern hemisphere.

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Coordinates: Sky map 21h 00m 00s, −36° 00′ 00″



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