Microscopium, the Microscope, is one of the most obscure constellations in the sky. Its faint stars sprawl from the center toward the right and top. The constellation's luminary, Gamma Microscopii, is the upper left of the two brightest stars toward the upper right of the picture. Alpha Mic is the lower right of the two. The western stars of Piscis Austrinus are to the upper left of the picture, while western Grus is toward the bottom left and northern Indus is toward bottom right. The bright star in the lower left corner is Al Nair, Alpha Gruis, while the bright star near the lower right is The Persian, Alpha Indi.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.