Constellations

Modified: May 8, 2024    Author: International Star Registry

Artist rendition of the constellation Aquarius

A “constellation” is a group of stars that are grouped close together in the sky. Notably, many constellations have been recognized by ancient civilizations for centuries. These celestial collages are also associated with great tales about humans, gods, and mythical creatures.. Modern astronomy recognizes 88 constellations. While the stars of these groups appear to be close together, the individual stars of a constellation may be great distances apart and moving in different directions from one another.

AndromedaANDPrincessNorthernOctober
AntliaANTPumpSouthernMarch
ApusAPUBird of ParadiseSouth PolarMay
AquariusAQRWater BearerEquatorialSeptember
AquilaAQLEagleEquatorialJuly
AraARAAltarSouthernJune
AriesARIRamEquatorialNovember
AurigaAURCharioteerNorthernJanuary
BootesBOOHerdsmanNorthernMay
CaelumCAEChiselSouthernDecember
CamelopardalisCAMGiraffeNorth PolarFebruary
CancerCNCCrabEquatorialFebruary
Canes VenaticiCNVHunting DogsNorthernApril
Canis MajorCMALarge DogEquatorialJanuary
Canis MinorCMISmall DogEquatorialJanuary
CapricornusCAPSea GoatEquatorialAugust
CarinaCARKeelSouth PolarFebruary
CassiopeiaCASQueenNorth PolarOctober
CentaurusCENCentaurSouthernApril
CepheusCEPKingNorth PolarOctober
CetusCETWhaleEquatorialOctober
ChamaeleonCHAChameleonSouth PolarMarch
CircinusCIRCompassesSouth PolarMay
ColumbaCOLDoveSouthernDecember
Coma BerenicesCOMBerenice’s HairEquatorialApril
Corona AustralisCRASouthern CrownSouthernJuly
Corona BorealisCRBNorthern CrownNorthernMay
CorvusCRVCrowEquatorialApril
CraterCRTCupEquatorialMarch
CruxCRUSouthern CrossSouth PolarApril
CygnusCYGSwanNorthernAugust
DelphinusDELDolphinEquatorialAugust
DoradoDORGoldfishSouthernDecember
DracoDRADragonNorth PolarMay
EquuleusEQUColtEquatorialAugust
EridanusERIRiverSouthernNovember
FornaxFORFurnaceSouthernNovember
GeminiGEMTwinsEquatorialJanuary
GrusGRUCraneSouthernSeptember
HerculesHERChampionNorthernJune
HorologiumHORPendulumSouthernNovember
HydraHYASea SerpentEquatorialMarch
HydrusHYSSerpentSouth PolarNovember
IndusINDIndianSouthernAugust
LacertaLACLizardNorthernSeptember
LeoLEOLionEquatorialMarch
Leo MinorLMILittle LionNorthernMarch
LepusLEPRabbitEquatorialDecember
LibraLIBScalesEquatorialMay
LupusLUPWolfSouthernMay
LynxLYNCatNorthernJanuary
LyraLYRHarpNorthernJuly
MensaMENTable mountainSouth PolarDecember
MicroscopiumMICMicroscopeSouthernAugust
MonocerosMONUnicornEquatorialJanuary
MuscaMUSFlySouth PolarApril
NormaNORCarpenter’s SquareSouthernMay
OctansOCTOctantSouth PolarMarch
OphiuchusOPHSerpent BearerEquatorialJune
OrionORIHunterEquatorialDecember
PavoPAVPeacockSouth PolarJuly
PegasusPEGWinged HorseEquatorialOctober
PerseusPERHeroNorthernNovember
PhoenixPHOFire BirdSouthernOctober
PictorPICPainter’s EaselSouthernDecember
PiscesPSCFishesEquatorialOctober
Piscis AustrinusPSASouthern FishSouthernSeptember
PuppisPUPStern of ShipSouthernJanuary
PyxisPYXShip’s CompassSouthernFebruary
ReticulumRETNetSouthernNovember
SagittaSGEArrowEquatorialJuly
SagittariusSGRArcherSouthernJuly
ScorpiusSCOScorpionSouthernJune
SculptorSCLSculptor’s ToolSouthernOctober
ScutumSCTShieldEquatorialJuly
SerpensSERSerpentEquatorialMay
SextansSEXSextantEquatorialMarch
TaurusTAUBullEquatorialDecember
TelescopiumTELTelescopeSouthernJuly
TriangulumTRITriangleNorthernNovember
Triangulum AustraleTRASouthern TriangleSouth PolarJune
TucanaTUCToucanSouth PolarOctober
Ursa MajorUMABig BearNorthernMarch
Ursa MinorUMILittle BearNorth PolarMarch
VelaVELSailsSouthernFebruary
VirgoVIRVirginEquatorialApril
VolansVOLFlying FishSouth PolarJanuary
VulpeculaVULLittle FoxEquatorialAugust
Serpens CaudaSRPSerpentEquatorialJuly
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