Talk:Microscopium

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Meaning of star names[edit]

i dont understand the star names of this constellation i have yo do a book report stat and i need to know the name in latin and other usful info please help....

    Rin Takashy
    age: 15
    www.inyasha131@aol.com

The stars of the Microscopium are too faint to have individual names, thus they are simply named "Alpha Microscopii", "Beta Microscopii" and so on. andy 14:26, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Bayer-designated stars in Microscopium[edit]

As far as I can tell (Google, Starry Night, Bayer/Flamsteed) the Greek letters Kappa, Lambda, and Mu were skipped (possibly because they got "moved" to another constellation when the IAU redefined constellation boundries, when was it, 1930 or so). Beta does exist, but it is fainter than all the rest, breaking the usual pattern of asigning Greek letters in magnitude order.--Todd 01:17, 11 July 2006 (UTC)