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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere between Pavo and Sagittarius.

[New Latin, from telescopium, telescope; see telescope.]
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n, Latin genitive Telescopii (ˌtɛlɪˈskəʊpɪˌaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) an inconspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere, close to Sagittarius and Ara
[New Latin; see telescope]
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Noun1.Telescopium - a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Ara
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The Telescopium constellation was invented by Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713-62) during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope in 1751-3.