Reticulum

Position in the Sky

Reticulum was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. It was originally named Rhombus by Isaak Habrecht of Strasbourg, but de Lacaille re-christened it the Reticle, which is the name for the crosshairs in a telescope's eyepiece. This constellation is also referred to as the Net. I vote we rename it Webulum. (ha, ha!)


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