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Telescopium Constellation
Constellation Telescopium the Telescope Star Map

Telescopium, the Telescope (Tel)


The Southern constellation of Telescopium, the Telescope, is best viewed in Summer during the month of August. It's brightest star is Alpha Telescopii at magnitude 3.49. The boundary of the Telescopium constellation contains 1 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. tell-uh-SCOPE-ee-um
      1. Meaning:
      2. Telescope
      1. Genitive:
      2. Telescopii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Tel
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 19h 15m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -51° 28'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Telescopii  (3.49)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 1

    Brightest Stars in Telescopium

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Telescopium by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Star Clusters in Telescopium

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Telescopium . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Black Holes in Telescopium

        These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Telescopium. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Also see all black holes.

            1. Black hole
            2. Type
            1. HR 6819
            2. stellar

          * 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).