Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Pyxis ←Reticulum: The Eyepiece Graticule→ Sagitta

(possessive form Reticuli, abbreviation Ret) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
 Reticulum is one of fourteen southern constellations created by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1756 as a result of his observations of ten thousand southern stars, but not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763. In the early 1800's there was an abortive attempt to replace the constellation with Solarium, the Sundial, but the change was never accepted by astronomers, and Reticulum remains the official name of the constellation and the region of the sky covered by the constellation.

Historical Map of Reticulum
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Modern Map of Reticulum
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Reticulum

Stars in Reticulum
 Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Ret

β Ret

γ Ret

δ Ret

ε Ret

Other Objects of Interest
NGC 1313 (RA 03 18 16, Dec -66 29 55), a 9th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBc).
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Pyxis ←Reticulum: The Eyepiece Graticule→ Sagitta