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Monday, June 21, 2010

Caelum

CaelumCAELUM the Chisel is a very unremarkable constellation, since no stars are brighter than magnitude 4.5. Fortunately for the chisel, there are a couple of galaxies, the most amazing is NGC 1679, located above the two brightest stars in the constellation. Surrounding constellations are Columba, Lepus, Eridanus, and Horologium. Caelum isn't very visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere, and it probably isn't a spectacular sight in the Southern Hemisphere! Now you know about Caelum!

[Image reference: The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe (pg. 274)]

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage: Hubblesite.org/categories/images.

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula