A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km). The black hole-- â¦ Researchers have discovered a black hole 1,000 light-years from Earth, the closest one known so far. Image : This chart shows the location of the HR 6819 triple system, which includes the closest black hole to Earth, in the constellation of Telescopium. The closest black hole to Earth's solar system has been discovered by a team of astronomers who say it was hiding in plain sight only about 1,011 light-years away.. Other objects of interest in Telescopium includes the 12.6. magnitude spiral galaxy NGC 6850; and the 13 magnitude planetary nebula IC 4699. It has 2 primary stars in its asterism and 13 Bayer Flamsteed designated stars within its confines. The constellation was not known to Ptolemy and was first introduced by French astronomer de Lacaille in the mid-18th century. Dubbed HR 6819, the black hole is invisible. It contains thousands of stars, of which at least 69 are of the variable type. The black hole, which is lurking 1,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Telescopium, belongs to a system with two companion stars that â¦ The best time to look for it is during culmination in August and it is located between Corona Australis, Indus and Ara constellations. Telescopium spans 252 square degrees of sky â ranking 57th in size. There is a huge amount of different in the distances between the planets depending on their position on their orbit path. The system is located in Telescopium, its stars viewable without binoculars or telescope on a clear southern hemisphere night. As an example, the distance between the planet Mercury and Earth can range from 77 million km at the closest point, to as far as 222 million km at the farthest. â NGC 6584 is a globular cluster 45,000 light-years from Earth of magnitude 7.9. Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 4.39000 which gave the calculated distance to QV Telescopii as 742.97 light years away from Earth or 227.79 parsecs. Telescopium is fainted medium-size constellation in the southern hemisphere, that contains star no brighter than the 4th magnitude. This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. In fact, hereâs where to look. Distance to QV Telescopii. When astronomers observed the star system, in the Telescopium constellation, they noticed that one of the stars was completing an orbit around a hidden object every 40 Earth days. This wide-field view shows the region of the sky, in the constellation of Telescopium, where HR 6819 can be found, a triple system consisting of two stars and the closest black hole to Earth ever found.