One of fourteen southern constellations created by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille
in 1756 as a result of his observations of ten thousand southern stars, but not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763.
Historical Map of Caelum
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)
Modern Map of Caelum
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
(The original IAU / Sky & Telescope version mislabeled Pictor as Puppis; I have corrected that in the image below)
Constellations Bordering Caelum
Columba, Dorado, Eridanus, Horologium, Lepus, Pictor
Stars in Caelum
Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.