English Name: The Square Level
Genitive: (No Labelled.)
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere.
Location: Between the constellations of Chamaeleon and Crux.
Visible between latitudes: +10 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Seen in three seasons: Spring, Summer and Winter.
Best seen in: June
Seen between: Only June.
Right Ascension (RA): 16 hour
Declination (DEC): -50 degrees
Area (square degrees): 165 (74th)
Norma (The Square Level)
- It’s a small constellation, Norma which has no alpha or Beta star; its brightest star, Normae, is only of magnitude +4.0.
- It lies in Milky-Way and presents good fields for binoculars, with number of Open Clusters.
- No Messier objects in Norma.
Features of Interest
- NGC 6067 – This is a small Open Cluster; large binoculars or a telescope reveal some 100+ stars within a stunning field. (Magnitude: +5.6)
- NGC 6087 – This is another of Norma’s striking Open Cluster. (Magnitude: +5.4)
- No Labelled.
- Photo of the constellation; Norma, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Norma
- List of stars in Norma.
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