Reticulum

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin reticulum, a "reticle". The meaning is often wrongly interpreted as a "net", which is an older meaning of the Latin root word.

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Reticulum

  1. (astronomy) A small constellation of the southern summer sky, said to resemble a reticle. It lies between the constellations of Horologium and Dorado.
  2. (Chinese, astronomy) Classified as two of 23 "Southern Asterisms" (近南極星區, Jìnnánjíxīngqū)

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