The star AU Mic in the constellation of Microscopium

This chart shows the location of the nearby star AU Microscopii in the faint southern constellation of Microscopium (The Microscope). Most of the stars visible to the naked eye on a clear dark night are shown. AU Mic is too faint to be seen without a small telescope, but its position is marked with a red circle.

Credit:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1538b
Type:Artwork
Release date:7 October 2015, 19:00
Related releases:eso1538
Size:3338 x 3335 px

About the Object

Name:Au Mic, Au Microscopii
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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