Telescopium as depicted by its creator, Nicolas Louis de La Caille.
|Telescopium Constellation Profile
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 252 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 57
|On Meridian: 9pm August 25th
||Best View (North): Summer
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Sagittarius, Corona Australis, Ara, Pavo, Indus, Microscopium
The Myth Behind the Constellation Telescopium
Nicolas-Louis de La Caille created Telescopium, “the telecope” in the 1750s. With his telescope he charted the southern skies from an observatory in South Africa. Telescopium was labeled le Telecope on his 1756 planisphere and Latinized to Telescopium on his 1763 planisphere. There are 13 other constellations created by La Caille that are officially recognized today.
Telescopium Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Telescopium
There are no stars in Telescopium with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.