|alpha Reticuli||magn. 3,4||RA: 04h 14m 25.49s||Dec: -62° 28' 25.7"|
|Description||Small and weak constellation to the west of Dorado.
It doesn't contain any remarkable objects, apart zeta Reticuli, near the border with Horologium, a couple of yellow stars similar to our Sun and 40 light-years away.
|The constellation was drawn by Nicolas Louis de La Caille in 1756. It represents an instrument used to measure the position of the stars.
Reticulum took the place of a precedent constellation called Rhombus, which was invented by the German astronomer Isaac Habrecht in 1621.