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Telescopium

The Telescope

Constellation of the southern sky

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GenitiveTelescopii
AbbreviationTel
Constellation FamilyLa Caille
Celestial QuadrantSQ4
Right Ascension18h11 to 20h32
Declination-45.5° to -56.5°
Area (sq deg)252
Brightest StarAlpha Telescopii
Optimum VisibilityJuly / August (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
Map of Telescopium Map of Telescopium

It is natural that there should be a group of stars dedicated to the telescope, but this region is a sparse area of the sky with no significant bright stars. It lies in the southern sky, close to Peacock, the brightest star of Pavo.

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