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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
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SunsetSet: 20:10
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Telescopium (The Telescope) Constellation

Altitude: -71.8°   Azimuth: 261.7°   Direction: West

Telescopium (pronounced ˌtɛlɪˈskɒpiəm) is the Latin name of a constellation situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Telescope" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Tel" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Tele" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Telescopii" (pronounced ˌtɛlɪˈskɒpiaɪ) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Telescopii (the brightest star of Telescopium based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Telescopii (the 23th star in the constellation of Telescopium based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Telescopium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
Available Resources for Telescopium

Sky Chart of Telescopium Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Telescopium constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Telescopium in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Telescopium Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Telescopium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Telescopium Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Telescopium constellation. See also the complete list of 51 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Telescopium. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR6897 α Telescopii 3.51
HR6905 ζ Telescopii 4.13
HR6783 ε Telescopii 4.53 Double;
HR7134 λ Telescopii 4.87
HR7424 ι Telescopii 4.9
HR7673 ξ Telescopii 4.94 Variable;
HR6934 δ1 Telescopii 4.96
HR7329 η Telescopii 5.05
HR6938 δ2 Telescopii 5.07
HR7213 ρ Telescopii 5.16
HR7087 κ Telescopii 5.17
HR6819 5.33 Variable;
HR7510 ν Telescopii 5.35
HR7289 5.4
HR6894 5.46
HR7092 5.54
HR7416 5.61 Variable;
HR7714 5.65
HR7370 5.69 Multiple;
HR6922 5.7
...go to the complete list of 51 bright stars in the constellation of Telescopium

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Telescopium Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Telescopium constellation. See also the complete list of 125 deep sky objects in the constellation of Telescopium. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 6584 Globular Cluster 8.17 (V)
NGC 6868 Galaxy 9.22 (V)
IC 4889 Galaxy 11.08 (V)
NGC 6861 Galaxy 11.1 (V)
NGC 6861D Galaxy 11.2 (V)
IC 4797 Galaxy 11.27 (V)
NGC 6893 Galaxy 11.45 (V)
NGC 6758 Galaxy 11.56 (V)
NGC 6851 Galaxy 11.67 (V)
NGC 6870 Galaxy 11.76 (V)
NGC 6887 Galaxy 11.76 (V)
NGC 6875 Galaxy 11.78 (V)
NGC 6845A Galaxy 12.16 (V)
IC 4837 Galaxy 12.23 (V)
IC 4933 Galaxy 12.24 (V)
NGC 6854 Galaxy 12.3 (V)
NGC 6754 Galaxy 12.86 (B)
NGC 6788 Galaxy 12.87 (B)
NGC 6708 Galaxy 12.93 (V)
...go to the complete list of 125 deep sky objects in the constellation of Telescopium