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Abbreviation: Cae
Genitive: Caeli
Constellation family: Lacaille
Nearest constellations: Columba, Dorado, Eridanus, Horologium, Lepus, and Pictor
Right ascension: 4.72h
Declination: -39.50°
Visible between latitudes: +40° and -90°
Square degrees: 125
Luminary: Alpha Caeli
Notable deep sky objects: NGC 1679


This small constellation in the Southern Hemisphere was named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 1800s. It is best seen in January.


There is no mythology associated with this constellation.