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The (Pendulum) Clock

Constellation of the southern sky

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Constellation FamilyLa Caille
Celestial QuadrantSQ1
Right Ascension02h13 to 04h20
Declination-39.6° to -67.0°
Area (sq deg)249
Brightest StarAlpha Horologii
Optimum VisibilityNovember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
Map of Horologium Map of Horologium

The southern sky is replete with 'mechanical' constellations. The Pendulum Clock is one of these, and like many of the others, it contains only a few faint stars. It lies eastward the brighter star Achernar in Eridanus.


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