The Night Sky – 88 constellations

The Night Sky – 88 constellations
 

These are the 88 constellations that map out our celestial sphere – in alphabetical order (star map ref: can be found on the IAU’s constellations).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Andromeda
Antilia (Air Pump)
Apus (Bird of Paradise)
Aquarius (Water Carrier)
Aquila (Eagle)
Ara (Altar)
Aries (Ram)
Auriga (Charioteer)

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B

Bootes
(Bear Driver)

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C

Caelum (Graving Tool)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe)
Cancer (Crab)
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Canis Major (Larger Dog)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog)
Capricornus (Sea Goat)
Carina (Keel)
Cassiopeia
Centaurus (Centaur)
Cepheus
Cetus (Whale)
Chamaeleon (Chameleon)
Circinus (Compass)
Columba (Dove)
Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair)
Corona Australis (Southern Crown)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Corvus (Crow)
Crater (Cup)
Crux (Cross)
Cygnus (Swan)

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D

Delphinus (Dolphin)
Dorado (Swordfish)
Draco (Drago)

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E

Equuleus
(Little Horse)
Eridanus (River)

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F

Fornax
(Furnace)

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G

Gemini (Twins)
Grus
(Crane)

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H

Hercules
Horologium (Clock)
Hydra (Sea Serpent)
Hydrus (Water Snake)

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I

Indus (Indian)

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L

Lacerta (Lizard)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion)
Lepus (Hare)
Libra (Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Lynx
Lyra (Lyre)

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M

Mensa (Table Mountain)
Microscopus (Microscope)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Musca (Fly)

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N

Norma (Level)

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O

Octans
(Octant)
Ophiuchus (Serpent Holder)
Orion

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P

Pavo (Peacock)
Pegasus
Perseus
Phoenix
Pictor (Easel)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish)
Pisces (Fish)
Puppis (Stern)
Pyxis (Mariner’s Compass)

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R

Reticulum (Net)

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S

Sagitta (Arrow)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Sculptor (Sculptor’s Tool)
Scutum (Shield)
Serpens divided into two parts: Sextans (Sextant)
Serpens Cauda
Serpens Caput

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T

Taurus (Bull)
Telescopium (Telescope)
Triangulum Australis (Southern Triangle)
Triangulum (Triangle)
Tucana (Toucan)

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U

Ursa Major
(Great Bear)
Ursa Minor
(Little Bear)

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V

Vela (Sails)
Virgo (Virgin)
Volans (Flying Fish)
Vulpecula (Fox)

More detailed information on the constellations can be found at theSEDS website.

4 Comments on The Night Sky – 88 constellations

  1. Any chance you will expand this? It’s a worthy post nonetheless, so kudos!

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  3. I read through this and found it useful.

  4. I like the way you break things down. How helpful!

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