A small and dim constellation of the southern hemisphere. The brightest star is of 3rd magnitude.
Reticulum has been assigned by LaCaille and is thougth to represent an astronomical
intrument to measure star positions.
This constellation is located between Dorado (north-east), Horologium (north-west) and Hydrus. The boundaries are (roughly) RA=3h 15m to RA=4h 40m and DECL=53 degrees to DECL=67 degrees.
Stars and other objects
The double zeta Ret can be viewed with the naked eye or binoculars if the observing conditions are not too well. This pair consists of two G-type stars of 5th magnitude lying aproximately 40 light years away.