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Columba Constellation
Constellation Columba the Dove

Columba, the Dove (Col)  

(cuh-LUM-buh)


The 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  (2.65m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars
      1. Other:
      2. Runaway star

    * 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).