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Caelum
Constellation
Abbreviation Cae
Genitive Caeli
Pronunciation /ˈsləm/, genitive /ˈsl/
Symbolism the chisel
Right ascension 5
Declination −40
Quadrant SQ1
Area 125 sq. deg. (81st)
Main stars 4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
8
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)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers None
Bordering
constellations
Columba
Lepus
Eridanus
Horologium
Dorado
Pictor
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January.
Caelum IAU
Caelum Constellation chart

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.

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