Horologium as depicted by its creator, Nicolas Louis de La Caille.
|Horologium Constellation Profile
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 249 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 58
|On Meridian: 9pm December 25th
||Best View (North):
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Hydrus, Reticulum, Dorado, Caelum, Eridanus
The Myth Behind the Constellation Horologium
An eighteenth century creation of Nicolas-Louis de La Callie, Horologium, latin for “the clock”, started life as l’Horloge on the French astronomers 1756 planisphere. It was represented as a pendulum clock. The name was Latinized to Horologium in 1763.
Horologium Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Horologium
There are no stars in Horologium with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.