Columba, also known as Dove or The Dove, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Canis Major, Pictor, Lepus, Caelum and Puppis. Columba has 5 main stars and one of its stars has a planet. The brightest star inside of Columba is Phact (Alpha Columbae).
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Stars within Columba are: Alpha Columbae (Phact), Beta Columbae, Delta Columbae, Epsilon Columbae, Gamma Columbae, Eta Columbae, Kappa Columbae, Omicron Columbae, Lambda Columbae, Xi Columbae, Theta Columbae, Mu Columbae, Sigma Columbae, HD 41534, SX Col, HD 39901, HD 43848, TV Col, AP Col, TX Col, WZ Col, HD 46568, HD 37811, HD 46815, HD 41047, AF Col, HD 43899, HD 40091, HD 44506, HD 36187, HD 47144, HD 39720, HD 45145, HD 47500, HD 36060, WASP 160 B and 4U 051340. Galaxies within Columba are: NGC 1808, NGC 1851, NGC 1792 and ESO 306-17.
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Columba is Latin for Dove. Columba was first depicted by Dutch-Flemish Astronomer Petrus Plancius in 1592 AD when he placed it on a large wall map of Small celestial planispheres. Later that year, Dutch Explorer Frederick de Houtman woud list it as The Dove and The Olive Branch, or De Duyve med den Olijftak.
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