Telescopium

noun

Tel·​e·​sco·​pi·​um ˌte-lə-ˈskō-pē-əm How to pronounce Telescopium (audio)
astronomy
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Sagittarius and Pavo and that is represented by the figure of a telescope
Voyager 1 is now found in the constellation Telescopium. Voyager 2 is speeding toward Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer.Michael Alicea, Palm Beach (Florida) Post, 19 Aug. 2001

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Telescopium was in 1802

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“Telescopium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telescopium. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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