Abbreviation: Â Col
English Name: Â The Dove
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere (Parts visible from the UK.)
Location:Â Between the constellations of Puppis and Caelum.
Visible between latitudes: Â +45 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons:Â Autumn, Winter and Summer
Best seen in:Â Late January
Seen between:Â December and February
Right Ascension (RA):Â 06 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -35 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 270Â (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.
- PhaetÂ (Alpha Col)
- WeznÂ (Beta Col)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Columba, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Columba
- List of stars in Columba.
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