Columba: The DovePronunciation: cuh-LUM-buh
|Columba Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Col||Genitive: Columbae|
|Origin: Plancius||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Winter||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Pictor, Puppis, Canis Major, Lepus, Caelum|
The Myth Behind the Constellation ColumbaSixteenth-century Dutch theologian and mapmaker Petrus Plancius formed Columba, “The Dove”, to represent the Dove sent out by Noah from the Ark to find dry land. The dove came back with an olive branch held in its beak, a sign that the great flood was subsiding.
Columba Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in ColumbaThese are the stars in Columbas with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Phact||Alpha Columbae||2.65||Blue-White||1,028 suns||268 ly|