Cae - Caelum the Engraver's Chisel

Legend for constellation star maps, IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg), cc-by

Intro and Visual description

A tiny, faint constellation, located south of Orion, barely visible from 35 degrees north latitude in December and January.

Created by Lacaille in 1752, as one of 14 constellations in the far southern sky named after scientific instruments. One of 17 constellations created by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1756. ???



Constellation Info

Abbr: Cae

Genitive: Caeli

Size: 81 of 88

RA: 5 hours

Evening culmination (9 pm): January

Midnight Culmination: November, December

Decl: -40 degrees

Entirely visible from: S of 41° latitude

Partially visible from: between 41° and 63° latitude

Not visible at all from: N of 63° latitude


Bordering constellations:

Constellation - Names

Arabic: آلة النقاش

Chinese: 雕具座

English: Chisel

French: Burin

German: Grabstichel

Greek: Γλυφείον

Hebrew: מפסלת

Italian: Bulino dello Incisore

Latin: Caelum

Russian: Резец

Spanish: Cincel

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