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Microscopium

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This small dim constellation which lies south of Capricornus is best seen during the late summer. First described by Lacaille, the constellation is made up of mostly dim stars and has no mythology associated with it. As with most of the LaCaille constellations this memorializes scientific instruments invented during 17th century, in this case, the microscope. None of the stars of Microscopium are named.