English Name: The Pendulum Clock
Genitive: Alpha Horologii
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Reticulum and Phoenix.
Visible between latitudes: +20 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Best seen in: December
Seen between: Late October to Late February
Right Ascension (RA): 03 hour
Declination (DEC): -60 degrees
Area (square degrees): 249 (58th)
Horlogium (The Pendulum Clock)
- Horlogium is not home to many deep-sky objects; there are several globular stars in this constellation – NGC 1261 is the brighter of magnitude +8.0.
- No Messier objects in Horologium.
Features of Interest
- NGC 1261 – Globular Cluster; also known as Caldwell 87 (C87), large very bright core – the halo is just resolved into a large of faint stars with large telescopes.
- Alpha Horologii – Orange giant star of magnitude +3.9.
- Beta Horologii – White giant of magnitude +5.0.
- Photo of the constellation; Horologium, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Horologium
- List of stars in Horologium.
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