Abbreviation: Â Hor
English Name: Â The Pendulum Clock
Genitive:Â Alpha Horologii
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Reticulum and Phoenix.
Visible between latitudes: Â +20 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons:Â Autumn, Winter and Spring
Best seen in:Â December
Seen between:Â Late October to Late February
Right Ascension (RA):Â 03 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -60 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 249Â (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 Â – Â 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 Â – Orange giant star of magnitude +3.9.
- Beta Horologii Â – Â White giant of magnitude +5.0.
- Photo of the constellation;Â Horologium, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Horologium
- List of stars in Horologium.
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