English Name: The Chisel
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Never visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Columa and Eridanus.
Visible between latitudes: +40 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Best seen in: January
Seen between: November and January
Right Ascension (RA): 05 hour
Declination (DEC): -40 degrees
Area (square degrees): 125 (81st)
Caelum (The Chisel)
- A small and faint constellation of the southern sky, adjoining Columbia (The Dove).
- It’s representing an engraving tool as Chisel.
- No Messier objects in Caelum.
Features of Interest
- Caeli – a double star, although a moderate-sized telescope is needed to show it as such. It is of magnitude +4.6, with a close companion of magnitude +8.
- Photo of the constellation – Caelum, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Caelum
- List of stars in Caelum.
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