Abbreviation: Â Nor
English Name: Â The Square Level
Genitive:Â (No Labelled.)
Hemisphere:  Southern Hemisphere.
Location:Â Between the constellations of Chamaeleon and Crux.
Visible between latitudes: Â +10 and -90 degrees
Best season: Summer
Seen in three seasons:Â Spring, Summer and Winter.
Best seen in:  June
Seen between:Â Only June.
Right Ascension (RA):  16 hour
Declination (DEC):  -50 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 165Â (74th)

Norma (The Square Level)

  • It’s a small constellation, Norma which has no alpha or Beta star; its brightest star, Normae, is only of magnitude +4.0.
  • It lies in Milky-Way and presents  good fields for binoculars, with number of Open Clusters.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Norma.

Features of Interest

  • NGCÂ 6067 Â – Â This is a small Open Cluster; large binoculars or a telescope reveal some 100+ stars within a stunning field. (Magnitude: +5.6)
  • NGC 6087 Â – Â This is another of Norma’s striking Open Cluster. (Magnitude: +5.4)

Named Stars

  • No Labelled.


  • Photo of the constellation;Â Norma, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Norma
  • List of stars in Norma.

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