The Microscope

Microscopium Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Microscopium is another one of the constellations invented by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape of Good Hope in the years from 1751 to 1753.

Microscopium is extremely dim. It contains only stars of fifth magnitude and dimmer.  


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