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Microscopium Constellation
Constellation Microscopium the Microscope Star Map

Microscopium, the Microscope (Mic)

(my-cruh-SCOPE-ee-um)


The Southern constellation of Microscopium, the Microscope, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Gamma Microscopii at magnitude 4.67. The boundary of the Microscopium constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. my-cruh-SCOPE-ee-um
      1. Meaning:
      2. Microscope
      1. Genitive:
      2. Microscopii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Mic
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 57m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -36° 48'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Gamma Microscopii  (4.67)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7



    Brightest Stars in Microscopium

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Microscopium by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

      ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).