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Caelum Constellation

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.

Caelum Facts

Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarAlpha Caeli
Area124.865 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.3%
Size Position81st
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count0
Meteor Shower Count0
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsEridanus

Caelum Constellation Map

Caelum Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Named Stars in Caelum without Extrasolar Planets

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.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
Alpha Caeli65.77-41d 51` 48.904h 40m 33.82
Beta Caeli93.51-37d 08` 41.204h 42m 03.45
Delta Caeli704.46-44d 57` 13.504h 30m 50.10
Gamma Caeli181.30-35d 28` 58.305h 04m 24.31
Lambda Caeli739.60-41d 03` 53.304h 43m 44.26
Nu Caeli171.39-41d 19` 15.604h 50m 16.18
RV Caeli1190.38-41d 57` 35.404h 28m 09.48
X Caeli320.71-35d 42` 18.705h 04m 26.14
Zeta Caeli429.73-30d 01` 14.204h 47m 49.56

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