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Microscopium Constellation
Constellation Microscopium the Microscope

Microscopium, the Microscope (Mic)  

(my-cruh-SCOPE-ee-um)


The constellation of Microscopium, the Microscope, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Gamma Microscopii at magnitude 4.67. The boundary of the Microscopium constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. my-cruh-SCOPE-ee-um
      1. Meaning:
      2. Microscope
      1. Genitive:
      2. Microscopii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mic
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 57m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -36° 48'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Gamma Microscopii  (4.67m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7


    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).



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