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T E L E S C O P I U M

 

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Mythology of Telescopium

        This constellation lacks mythology since it were invented by Nicolas Louis of the Caille in century XVIII along with other 13 constellations, represents the modern telescopes for the astronomical observation.

 

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           Telescopium, or the telescope is a medium constellation located in the South hemisphere and invisible from I write these lines to you, 40º of North latitude. He is visible between the months of March and October in the South hemisphere and during the months of summer in the North hemisphere but closely together of the horizon for observers located below the parallel of 30º of North latitude.

                Telescopium is to the south of the constellation of Sagittarius and therefore near the nucleus of our galaxy the Milky Route, therefore, we can observe in her a great amount of weak stars, stellar and globular clusters.

  Telescopium limits the north with the constellations of Sagittarius and Corona Australis, to the east with Ara, the south with Pavus and the west with the constellation of Indus.

 To date, I have not been able to locate it to be in very austral latitudes from the island of Majorca where alive, although I do not discard to someday make a trip to the seas of the south, and to lose to me in an island of the desert Pacific to be able to contemplate and to locate the constellations that I have left to discover.

 

Constelación de Telescopium

Main stars

       Alpha, a; of 3.49 magnitude and blue color. One is closely together to the north of the constellation of Australis Crown. Dista 249 years Earth light, is a giant 195 times more luminous than our Sun.

      Iota, i; of magnitude 4.89 and located in the center of the constellation. It is an orange star that is to 398 years Earth light.

    Lamda, l;  of magnitude 4.85 and blue color light is to 531 years and is a giant 245 times more luminous than our Sun.

Other objects

           NGC 6584; wonderful globular cluster of magnitude 9.2 of 7,9' of arc of dista angular diameter that 48,900 years Earth light.

 

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    To date observations by telescope have not been made since it is located in the South hemisphere, next to the celestial and invisible South Pole from where I write these lines to you, Majorca, Spain, although I do not discard to someday make a trip to the seas of the south, and to lose to me in an island of the Pacific to be able to contemplate and to locate the constellations that still I have left to discover.

 

Other constellations

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