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Reticulum
Constellation
Abbreviation Ret
Genitive Reticuli
Pronunciation /rˈtɪkjələm/,
genitive /rˈtɪkjʊl/
Symbolism the Reticle
Right ascension 4
Declination −60
Quadrant SQ1
Area 114 sq. deg. (82nd)
Main stars 4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
11
Stars with planets 7
Stars brighter than 3.00m none
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) none
Brightest star α Ret (3.33m)
Nearest star ζ2 Reticuli
(39.40 ly, 12.08 pc)
Messier objects none
Bordering
constellations
Horologium
Dorado
Hydrus
Visible at latitudes between +23° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.

Reticulum is a constellation in the southern sky.

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