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Telescopium - Telescope

Observed and described by Lacaille, Telescopium Astronomicus is located between Ara and Sagittarius on the edge of the Milky Way. In his catalogue, Bailey had it restricted to the south of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Corona Australis. There is another Telescopium referred to as Telescopium Herschetti in honor of William Herschel. It was described by Abbellell in 1781 as lying between Lynx and Gemini. It is visible in August.
Right Ascension 06:47
Diameter (°)12
Area (square °)252
Opposition Jul 03
Size Rank 57th
Brightness Rank 67th