Abbreviation:  Ret
English Name:  The Reticle Net
Genitive: Reticuli
Hemisphere:  Southern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Dorado and Hydrus.
Visible between latitudes:  
+20 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Best seen in:  During the middle of December.
Seen between: Only December
Right Ascension (RA):  04 hour
Declination (DEC):  -60 degrees
Area (square degrees):  114 (82nd)

Reticulum  (The Reticule Net)

  • Reticulum is a small, faint constellation in the southern sky.
  • It lies near the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

Messier Objects

  • No Messier Objects in Reticulum.

Features of Interest

  • Zeta (ζ) Reticuli  –  Double star; divisible with naked-eye, two yellow stars, similar to our Sun – both magnitude: +5.0.

Named Stars

  • Reticuli (Alpha)


  • Photo of the constellation; Reticulum, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity)
  • Sky Chart – Reticulum
  • List of stars in Reticulum.


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