|Pronunciation||//, genitive //|
|Area||125 sq. deg. (81st)|
|Stars with planets||0|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||1|
|Brightest star||α Cae (4.45m)|
|Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.
Caelum is a constellation in the southern sky. It is hard to see because it is not very bright. It means "the chisel" in Latin. Before, people called Caelum Scalptorium, which means "the engraver's chisel". It was created and named by the French astronomer named Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 1750s. The brighest star in Caelum has a magnitude of 4.45. This means that all of the stars in Caelum are too dark for people who live in cities to see.
References[change | change source]
- Ridpath, Ian; Wil Tirion (2001), Stars and Planets Guide, Princeton University Press, pp. 90–91, ISBN 978-0-691-08913-3
- Ridpath, Ian. "Caelum: The Chisel". Star Tales. Retrieved 27 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Alpha Caeli (HIP 21770)". Ashland Astronomy Studio. Retrieved 27 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)