Constellation The Southern Triangle

Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Southern Triangle
  • Best seen in: July
  • Family: Hercules
  • Latitude: +15° to -90°

Triangulum Australe or The Southern Triangle is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Hercules constellation family. Triangulum Australe is best seen in July (from latitudes +15° to -90°).

Petrus Plancius first depicted the modern Triangulum Australe in 1598 on a globe. The three main stars of Triangulum Australe are brighter than those of their northern counterpart, although the constellation is smaller. Navigators have named its brightest star Atria. Triangulum Australe is a small constellation bordered by Norma to the north, Circinus to the west, Apus to the south and Ara to the east.

Triangulum Australe Constellation Map

Triangulum Australe Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Southern Triangle (Triangulum Australe)

The constellation Triangulum Australe contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Atria
  • Beta Trianguli Australis
  • Gamma Trianguli Australis
  • Delta Trianguli Australis
  • Epsilon Trianguli Australis
  • Zeta Trianguli Australis
  • HD 133683

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Triangulum Australe include: ESO 69-6, NGC 6025, NGC 5938, ESO 137-001, NGC 5979, Henize 2-138.

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