Position in the Sky
Microscopium was named by Abbé
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. It was, of course, named after the
microscope, whose creation is attributed to Zacharius Janssen.
Janssen, a Dutch spectacle maker, is believed to have invented the
microscope in 1590. It seems that several people, including Galileo
Galilei, duplicated his invention at about the same time.
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