The Clock

Abbreviation: Hor
Genitive: Horologii
Origin: Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille

The constellation of Horologium

French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille travelled to South Africa in the mid-eighteenth century where he constructed an observatory and spent two years observing the southern skies. Not only did he catalogue nearly 10,000 southern stars, he also surveyed 42 'nebulous' objects and devised over a dozen new constellations. One of those constellations was Horologium Pendulum, the pendulum clock, which has been simplified to Horologium.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
GJ 1061 This high proper motion star is far too faint to be seen by the naked eye. The main reason for its apparent speediness is its closeness to Earth.
C87 This is a globular cluster, visible only with optical aids.