n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Reticulum : the celestial crosshairs : deep-sky delights

Volume 68, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



It is only appropriate to conclude the IYA2009 by considering one of the most vital parts of the telescope - the reticle - immortalised by the constellation Reticulum. Reticulum is Latin for 'net'. One can imagine astronomers fishing out the discoveries from among the southern stars. But the name translates more simply as an eyepiece reticle instead of a fishing net.

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