Horologium Constellation Myths and Facts

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Horologium Constellation Myths and Facts2017-11-17T21:34:23+00:00

Horologium: The Clock

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Horologium

Horologium as depicted by its creator, Nicolas Louis de La Caille.

Horologium Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Hor Genitive: Horologii Origin: Lacaille
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.