Columba

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Abbreviation:  Col
English Name:  The Dove
Genitive: Phact
Hemisphere: Southern Hemisphere (Parts visible from the UK.)
Location: Between the constellations of Puppis and Caelum.
Visible between latitudes:  +45 and -90 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter and Summer
Best seen in:  December
Seen between: Early December and end of Jaunary
Right Ascension (RA): 06 hour
Declination (DEC): -35 degrees
Area (square degrees):  270 (54th)

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Columba (The Dove)

  • Small and faint constellations with little of interest objects.

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Messier Objects in Columba

No Messier objects in Columba
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More objects in Columba

Select CatalogNo of Objects
Barnard (B)0x object
Caldwell (C)1x object
Collinder (Cr)0x object
New General Catalogue (NGC)17x objects
Index Catalogue (IC)8x objects
Sharpless (Sh2)0x object

Features of Interest

  • NGC1851 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 73 (C73), offers small telescope owners nice views.

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Named Stars

  • Phaet (Alpha Col)
  • Wezn (Beta Col)
  • more list of stars in Columba.

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IAU Sky Chart: Columba


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Constellations – Visible from the UK

AndromedaAquariusAquilaAriesAuriga
BoötesCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis Major
Canis MinorCapricornusCassiopeiaCepheusComa Berenices
Corona BorealisCygnusDelphinusDracoEquuleus
GeminiHerculesLacertaLeoLeo Minor
LibraLynx LyraMonocerosOphiuchus
OrionPegasusPerseusPiscesSagitta
Serpens CaputSerpens CaudaSextansTaurusTriangulum
Ursa MajorUrsa MinorVirgoVulpecula
(44 constellations above are visible from the United Kingdom.)

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Parts visible from the UK

AntliaColumbaEridanusFornaxMicroscopium
Piscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisSagittariusScorpius
(10 constellations above are partially visible from the United Kingdom.)

(Only 10 of them even in part from the United Kingdom.)

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Constellations: Southern Celestial Hemisphere
…..never seen from the UK

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