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Reticulum Constellation
Constellation Reticulum the Net (Reticle)

Reticulum, the Net (Reticle) (Ret)  

(rih-TICK-yuh-lum)


The constellation of Reticulum, the Net (Reticle), is best viewed in Winter during the month of January. It's brightest star is Alpha Reticuli at magnitude 3.33. The boundary of the Reticulum constellation contains 8 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. rih-TICK-yuh-lum
      1. Meaning:
      2. Net (Reticle)
      1. Genitive:
      2. Reticuli
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ret
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. January
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 3h 54m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -60° 31'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Reticuli  (3.33m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

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