Abbreviation:  Tel
English Name:  The Telescope
Genitive: Telescopii
Hemisphere:  Southern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Indus and Ara.
Visible between latitudes:  
+30 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Seen in three seasons: Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
Best seen in:  July to August
Seen between: June and September
Right Ascension (RA):  19 hour
Declination (DEC):  -50 degrees
Area (square degrees):  252 (57th)

Telescopium (The Telescope)

  • Lack or nearly touching Milky-Way, there is just one globular cluster and no open clusters or diffuse nebulae but there are numerous of galaxies but only one is bright.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Telescopium.

Features of Interest

  • NGC 6584  –  Globular Cluster; fairly concentrated (Magnitude: +9.2), readily detached with 4-inch telescope.

Named Stars

  • Telescopii  (Magnitude: +3.5)


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


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