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Microscopium
Constellation
Abbreviation Mic
Genitive Microscopii
Pronunciation /ˌmkrəˈskɒpiəm/, genitive /ˌmkrəˈskɒpi/
Symbolism the Microscope
Right ascension 21
Declination −36
Quadrant SQ4
Area 210 sq. deg. (66th)
Main stars 5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
13
Stars with planets 2
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 2
Brightest star γ Mic (4.67m)
Nearest star Lacaille 8760
(12.87 ly, 3.95 pc)
Messier objects none
Meteor showers ?????
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Bordering
constellations
Capricornus
Sagittarius
Telescopium (corner)
Indus
Grus
Piscis Austrinus
Visible at latitudes between +45° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of September.

Microscopium is a constellation in the southern sky.

Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Sagittarius and Corona Australis, Microscopium, and Telescopium
Seen in the 1824 star chart set Urania's Mirror (in the lower left)

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