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Columba Constellation
Constellation Columba the Dove Star Map

Columba, the Dove (Col)

(cuh-LUM-buh)


The Southern constellation of Columba, the Dove, is best viewed in Winter during the month of February. It's brightest star is Phact at magnitude 2.65. The boundary of the Columba constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. cuh-LUM-buh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Dove
      1. Genitive:
      2. Columbae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Col
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. February
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 42m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -37° 55'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Phact  (2.65)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars



    Brightest Stars in Columba

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Columba by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Star Clusters in Columba

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Columba . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Milky Way Satellites in Columba

        Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Columba. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Alt name
            3. Magnitude
            1. Columba I

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).