Constellation tour in Winter
Caelum (The Chisel)

Date & Time: Feb 13 1999, 19:55 JST(+0900), 12min. Exp.
Optical: MD Rokkor f=50mm F1.4, Aperture: F4.8
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatrial
Film: Fujicolor Super G Ace 800
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
A minor constellation of Caelum (Chisel) is squeezed between Columba and Eridanus at the lower southern sky in winter. The constellation has a principal star (alpha Cae) with only fourth magnitude and only 14 stars visible with naked eyes.
Lacaille invented the constellation in 1763. Perhaps he made the strange constellation of tool to fill up the void in sky for the convenience.



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