Columba (constellation)

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Columba
Constellation
Columba
AbbreviationCol
GenitiveColumbae
Pronunciation/kəˈlʌmbə/,
genitive /kəˈlʌmb/
Symbolismthe dove
Right ascension 05h 03m 53.8665s– 06h 39m 36.9263s[1]
Declination−27.0772038°–−43.1116486°[1] family = Heavenly Waters
Area270 sq. deg. (54th)
Main stars5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
18
Stars with planets1
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Col (Phact) (2.65m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Lepus
Caelum
Pictor
Puppis
Canis Major
Visible at latitudes between +45° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February.

Columba is a constellation in the southern sky.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Columba, constellation boundary". The Constellations (International Astronomical Union). http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/#col. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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