Caelum as first depicted by Nicolas Louis de La Caille.
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 125 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 81
|On Meridian: 9pm January 15th
||Best View (North): Winter
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Lepus, Eridanus, Horologium, Dorado, Pictor, Columba
The Story Behind the Constellation Caelum
Caelum, “the chisel” in latin, is one of the constellations that Nicolaus-Louis de La Caille created in the 1750s. Originally titled les Burins, it was Latinized to Caelum Scalptorium, “the Engraver’s Chisel” for the second edition of his map. Francis Baily shortened it to Caelum, the name it has today.
Caelum Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Caelum
There are no stars in Caelum with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.