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Indus, Microscopium

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Latín: Indus, Microscopium (Ind, Mic)
Inglés: Indian, Microscope   Castellano: Indio, Microscopio
Alemán: Inder, Mikroskop Francés: Indien, Microscope

Indus (at bottom) and Microscopium (above) are quite faint constellations of the southern hemisphere (see lines). Microscopium can be found just south of Capricornus and in between the more known constellations Piscis Austrinus and Sagittarius.

In mid of September the constellations Indus and Microscopium culminate at about 9:30 pm local time. The declination of the constellation borders reaches from -75 to -37 degrees. Microscopium can be seen even from mid northern latitudes. Brightest star of Indus is alpha Indii with only 3.2 mag, visible to the right of the image center. Microscopium has only stars of 4.7 mag or fainter.

There are no bright deep sky objects in Indus and Microscopium. The field offers many galaxies, however, they are all about 12th magnitude or fainter.

© todas las fotografías han sido obtenidas por Till Credner y Sven Kohle