Definitions for caelum
a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus
A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chisel.
Origin: Named in the 17th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From caelum
Caelum is a faint constellation in the southern sky, introduced in the 1750s by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Its name means "the chisel" in Latin, and it was formerly known as Caelum Scalptorium, "the engraver's chisel". It is the eighth smallest constellation, with an area just less than that of Corona Australis.
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