English Name: The Dove
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Parts visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Puppis and Caelum.
Visible between latitudes: +45 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Summer
Best seen in: Late January
Seen between: December and February
Right Ascension (RA): 06 hour
Declination (DEC): -35 degrees
Area (square degrees): 270 (54th)
Columba (The Dove)
- Small and faint constellation with little of interest objects.
- No Messier objects in Chameleon.
Features of Interest
- NGC1851 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 73 (C73), offers small telescope owners nice views.
- Phaet (Alpha Col)
- Wezn (Beta Col)
- Photo of the constellation; Columba, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Columba
- List of stars in Columba.
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