The Pendulum Clock

Reticulum Reticuli (Ret)

WIDTH m depth m SIZE RANKING 82"d fULLY VISIBLE 23°N-90°S

This small constellation in the southern sky, near the Large Magellanic Cloud, was introduced in the 18 th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. It represents the reticule, a grid of fine lines, in the eyepiece of his telescope. He used this for measuring star positions when cataloging the southern stars. The main stars of Reticulum form a diamond shape, which is reminiscent of the shape of the reticule in Lacaille's eyepiece.

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