Reticulum ( Latin: reticle), is one of the minor southern constellations. It was introduced in the early 17th Century by the astronomer Isaac Habrecht, who named it Rhombus. It was later renamed by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to commemorate the reticle, which was a scientific instrument used to measure star positions.
Since it was introduced in the 18th century, there is no earlier mythology associated with it.
* Epsilon Reticuli has an extrasolar planet.
* Zeta Reticuli is a pair of stars similar to the Sun. These stars gained some notoriety in ufology when they were alleged to be the home of an alien civilization. See Betty and Barney Hill abduction.
* List of stars in Reticulum
1. ^ Atlas Coelestis: Atlas 55 - Jacob Bartsch
* Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Stars and Planets Guide, Collins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 978-0691135564.
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