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The 88 Constellations of the Night Sky  

A constellation is a grouping of stars that represents one of the 88 divisions of the celestial sphere as defined by the International Astronomical Union. Many constellations are derived from old traditional asterisms, which are star patterns within a constellation. An example: the Big Dipper is an asterism inside of the Ursa Major constellation.

Seasons listed are for mid-northern latitudes. For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter and would be upside-down. Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in their hemisphere.

Constellations shown with a symbol are the Zodiac constellations.

Andromeda constellation

Andromeda
Cepheus' Daughter

Antlia constellation

Antlia
Air Pump

Apus constellation

Apus
Bird of Paradise

Aquarius constellation

Aquarius
Water Bearer

Aquila constellation

Aquila
Eagle

Ara constellation

Ara
Altar

Auriga constellation

Auriga
Charioteer

Canes Venatici constellation

Canes Venatici
Hunting Dogs

Canis Major constellation

Canis Major
Greater Dog

Canis Minor constellation

Canis Minor
Lesser Dog

Carina constellation

Carina
Keel

Cassiopeia constellation

Cassiopeia
Andromeda's mom

Centaurus constellation

Centaurus
Centaur

Cepheus constellation

Cepheus
Ethiopia King

Cetus constellation

Cetus
Whale

Chamaeleon constellation

Chamaeleon
Chamaeleon

Circinus constellation

Circinus
Compasses

Coma Berenices constellation

Coma Berenices
Berenice's Hair

Corona Australis constellation

Corona Australis
Southern Crown

Corona Borealis constellation

Corona Borealis
Northern Crown

Corvus constellation

Corvus
Crow

Crux constellation

Crux
Southern Cross

Cygnus constellation

Cygnus
Northern Cross

Delphinus constellation

Delphinus
Dolphin

Dorado constellation

Dorado
Swordfish

Draco constellation

Draco
Dragon

Eridanus constellation

Eridanus
River

Fornax constellation

Fornax
Furnace

Gemini constellation

Gemini
Twins

Grus constellation

Grus
Crane

Hercules constellation

Hercules
Hercules

Hydra constellation

Hydra
Water Monster

Hydrus constellation

Hydrus
Water Snake

Indus constellation

Indus
Indian

Lacerta constellation

Lacerta
Lizard

Leo Minor constellation

Leo Minor
Lesser Lion

Lepus constellation

Lepus
Hare

Libra constellation

Libra
Balance

Lupus constellation

Lupus
Wolf

Lynx constellation

Lynx
Lynx

Lyra constellation

Lyra
Harp

Mensa constellation

Mensa
Table Mountain

Microscopium constellation

Microscopium
Microscope

Monoceros constellation

Monoceros
Unicorn

Musca constellation

Musca
Fly

Norma constellation

Norma
Square, Rule

Octans constellation

Octans
Octant

Ophiuchus constellation

Ophiuchus
Serpent Bearer

Orion constellation

Orion
Hunter

Pavo constellation

Pavo
Peacock

Pegasus constellation

Pegasus
Winged Horse

Phoenix constellation

Phoenix
Phoenix

Pictor constellation

Pictor
Painter's Easel

Piscis Austrinus constellation

Piscis Austrinus
Southern Fish

Puppis constellation

Puppis
Stern

Scorpius constellation

Scorpius
Scorpion

Sculptor constellation

Sculptor
Sculptor

Scutum constellation

Scutum
Shield

Serpens constellation

Serpens
Serpent

Sextans constellation

Sextans
Sextant

Telescopium constellation

Telescopium
Telescope

Triangulum constellation

Triangulum
Triangle

Triangulum Australe constellation

Triangulum Australe
Southern Triangle

Tucana constellation

Tucana
Toucan

Ursa Major constellation

Ursa Major
Great Bear

Ursa Minor constellation

Ursa Minor
Little Bear

Vela constellation

Vela
Sails

Virgo constellation

Virgo
Virgin

Volans constellation

Volans
Flying Fish