Caelum

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 07:48:25 Posted by  Bobby
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 Description of Caelum

Caelum is a small, faint constellation in an inconspicuous area of the Southern Hemisphere sky. It represents a stonemason's chisel and was introduced into the sky in the 18th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Its brightest star, Alpha Caeli, is of magnitude 4.4.

 The Facts

  • Depiction: The Chisel
  • Pronounced: SEE-lum
  • Genitive: Caeli
  • Abbreviation: Cae
  • Highest in the Sky: December to January
  • Size Ranking: 81st
  • Coverage Area: 125 Sq. Degrees
  • Right Acension: 5 hours
  • Declination: -40°
  • Visibility: 40°N to 90°S

 Notable Objects/Stars

  • Gamma (y) Caeli: Double Star
  • NGC 1595: Galaxy
  • NGC 1598: Galaxy
  • ESO 202-23: Galaxy

 Best Viewed Objects/Stars

Gamma (y) 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 8th magnitude.
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