Constellation The Clock

Horologium (The Clock): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Clock
  • Best seen in: December
  • Family: Lacaille
  • Latitude: +20° to -90°

Horologium or The Clock is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Lacaille constellation family. Horologium is best seen in december (from latitudes +20° to -90°).

Horologium has six main stars that make up its shape. The Horologium Supercluster contains around 5,000 galaxy groups. It is about 550 million light years across. The brightest star is used to represent the pendulum in some drawings the weights of the clock in other drawings. One of the stars, Iota Horologii, also has a Jupiter sized planet in its orbit.

Horologium Constellation Map

Horologium Constellation Map
Horologium icon

Main Stars in The Clock (Horologium)

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

  • Alpha Horologii
  • R Horologii
  • Beta Horologii
  • Delta Horologii
  • Iota Horologii
  • GJ 1061

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Horologium include: Horologium Supercluster, NGC 1261, AM 1, NGC 1512.

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