Caelum facts for kids
|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)|
|Nearest star||RR Cae
(26.31 ly, 8.07 pc)
|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.
Images for kids
The Seyfert galaxy HE0450-2958, an unusual active galaxy in Caelum
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