Columba (constellation)

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Template:Infobox Constellation Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679.

Mythology

Since this constellation was invented in the 17th century, by cutting up parts of earlier constellations, there is pre-17th century mythology associated with this constellation as a separate distinct entity.

Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • Phact [Phaet, Phad, Phakt] (α Col) 2.65
    < ? al-faxitah The dove ?
    (?) < فخذ fax thigh
  • Wezn [Wazn] (β Col) 3.12
    < وزن wazn Weight
  • Al Kurud (θ Col) 5.00
    < القرود al-qurūd The monkeys
    (?) < الغرود alghurūd The dunes
  • κ Col (or Al Kurud, see θ Col) 4.37
  • Tsze (λ Col) 4.88
    < 子 (Mandarin ) The son
Stars with Bayer designations:
γ Col 4.36; δ Col 3.85; ε Col 3.86; η Col 3.96; μ Col 5.18 – runaway star; ν1 Col 6.15; ν2 Col 5.28; ξ Col 4.97; ο Col 4.81; π1 Col 6.15; π2 Col 5.50; σ Col 5.52
Stars with Flamsteed designations:
72 Col 5.65

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External links

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