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Abbreviation:  Cae
English Name:  The Chisel
Genitive: Caeli
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.

Messier Objects

  • 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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