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.
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.