Intro and Visual description
Below Orion in the far south, Columba is tiny, with few bright stars. Barely visible in December from 35 degrees north latitude.
Origin and History
Created by Petrus Plancius in 1592.
Skylore, Literature and Culture
Usually regarded as the dove sent from the Ark by Noah.
The Argonauts sent a dove to ensure their safe passage between the Clashing Rocks.