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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin reticulum (“reticle”). The meaning is often wrongly interpreted as "net", which is an older meaning of the Latin root word.
- (astronomy) A small constellation of the southern summer sky, said to resemble a reticle. It lies between the constellations of Horologium and Dorado.
- (Chinese, astronomy) Classified as two of 23 "Southern Asterisms" (近南極星區, Jìnnánjíxīngqū)