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Abbreviation:  Col
English Name:  The Dove
Genitive: Phact
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.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Chameleon.

Features of Interest

  • NGC1851 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 73 (C73), offers small telescope owners nice views.

Named Stars

  • 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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