Caelum (Pronounciation:Cee-lum, Abbrev:Cae, Latin:Caeli) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Caelum takes up 124.865 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.3% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Chisel . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille years later.
Caelum is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Caelum is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.
The brightest star in Caelum is Alpha Caeli.
There is no Greek Legend behind this constellation. It was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to fill in the voids in the astronomical charts.There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Brightest Star||Alpha Caeli|
|Area||124.865 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.3%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||0|
|Meteor Shower Count||0|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Eridanus|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|Alpha Caeli||65.77||-41d 51` 48.9||04h 40m 33.82|
|Beta Caeli||93.51||-37d 08` 41.2||04h 42m 03.45|
|Delta Caeli||704.46||-44d 57` 13.5||04h 30m 50.10|
|Gamma Caeli||181.30||-35d 28` 58.3||05h 04m 24.31|
|Lambda Caeli||739.60||-41d 03` 53.3||04h 43m 44.26|
|Nu Caeli||171.39||-41d 19` 15.6||04h 50m 16.18|
|RV Caeli||1190.38||-41d 57` 35.4||04h 28m 09.48|
|X Caeli||320.71||-35d 42` 18.7||05h 04m 26.14|
|Zeta Caeli||429.73||-30d 01` 14.2||04h 47m 49.56|