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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
northern

Antlia constellation

Antlia
Air Pump
southern

Apus constellation

Apus
Bird of Paradise
southern

Aquarius constellation

Aquarius
Water Bearer
southern

Aquila constellation

Aquila
Eagle
northern

Ara constellation

Ara
Altar
southern

Aries constellation

Aries
Ram
northern

Auriga constellation

Auriga
Charioteer
northern

Bootes constellation

Bootes
Herdsman
northern

Caelum constellation

Caelum
Chisel
southern

Camelopardalis constellation

Camelopardalis
Giraffe
north circumpolar

Cancer constellation

Cancer
Crab
northern

Canes Venatici constellation

Canes Venatici
Hunting Dogs
northern

Canis Major constellation

Canis Major
Greater Dog
southern

Canis Minor constellation

Canis Minor
Lesser Dog
northern

Capricornus constellation

Capricornus
Goat
southern

Carina constellation

Carina
Keel
south circumpolar

Cassiopeia constellation

Cassiopeia
Andromeda's mom
north circumpolar

Centaurus constellation

Centaurus
Centaur
south circumpolar

Cepheus constellation

Cepheus
Ethiopia King
north circumpolar

Cetus constellation

Cetus
Whale
southern

Chamaeleon constellation

Chamaeleon
Chamaeleon
southern

Circinus constellation

Circinus
Compasses
southern

Columba constellation

Columba
Dove
southern

Coma Berenices constellation

Coma Berenices
Berenice's Hair
northern

Corona Australis constellation

Corona Australis
Southern Crown
southern

Corona Borealis constellation

Corona Borealis
Northern Crown
northern

Corvus constellation

Corvus
Crow
southern

Crater constellation

Crater
Cup
southern

Crux constellation

Crux
Southern Cross
south circumpolar

Cygnus constellation

Cygnus
Northern Cross
northern

Delphinus constellation

Delphinus
Dolphin
northern

Dorado constellation

Dorado
Swordfish
southern

Draco constellation

Draco
Dragon
north circumpolar

Equuleus constellation

Equuleus
Pony
northern

Eridanus constellation

Eridanus
River
southern

Fornax constellation

Fornax
Furnace
southern

Gemini constellation

Gemini
Twins
southern

Grus constellation

Grus
Crane
southern

Hercules constellation

Hercules
Hercules
northern

Horologium constellation

Horologium
Clock
southern

Hydra constellation

Hydra
Water Monster
southern

Hydrus constellation

Hydrus
Water Snake
southern

Indus constellation

Indus
Indian
southern

Lacerta constellation

Lacerta
Lizard
northern

Leo constellation

Leo
Lion
northern

Leo Minor constellation

Leo Minor
Lesser Lion
northern

Lepus constellation

Lepus
Hare
southern

Libra constellation

Libra
Balance
southern

Lupus constellation

Lupus
Wolf
southern

Lynx constellation

Lynx
Lynx
north circumpolar

Lyra constellation

Lyra
Harp
northern

Mensa constellation

Mensa
Table Mountain
southern

Microscopium constellation

Microscopium
Microscope
southern

Monoceros constellation

Monoceros
Unicorn
northern

Musca constellation

Musca
Fly
southern

Norma constellation

Norma
Square, Rule
southern

Octans constellation

Octans
Octant
southern

Ophiuchus constellation

Ophiuchus
Serpent Bearer
southern

Orion constellation

Orion
Hunter
northern

Pavo constellation

Pavo
Peacock
southern

Pegasus constellation

Pegasus
Winged Horse
northern

Perseus constellation

Perseus
Hero
north circumpolar

Phoenix constellation

Phoenix
Phoenix
southern

Pictor constellation

Pictor
Painter's Easel
southern

Pisces constellation

Pisces
Fishes
northern

Piscis Austrinus constellation

Piscis Austrinus
Southern Fish
southern

Puppis constellation

Puppis
Stern
southern

Pyxis constellation

Pyxis
Compass
southern

Reticulum constellation

Reticulum
Reticle
southern

Sagitta constellation

Sagitta
Arrow
northern

Sagittarius constellation

Sagittarius
Archer
southern

Scorpius constellation

Scorpius
Scorpion
southern

Sculptor constellation

Sculptor
Sculptor
southern

Scutum constellation

Scutum
Shield
southern

Serpens constellation

Serpens
Serpent
northern

Sextans constellation

Sextans
Sextant
Southern

Taurus constellation

Taurus
Bull
northern

Telescopium constellation

Telescopium
Telescope
southern

Triangulum constellation

Triangulum
Triangle
northern

Triangulum Australe constellation

Triangulum Austr.
Southern Triangle
southern

Tucana constellation

Tucana
Toucan
southern

Ursa Major constellation

Ursa Major
Great Bear
north circumpolar

Ursa Minor constellation

Ursa Minor
Little Bear
north circumpolar

Vela constellation

Vela
Sails
southern

Virgo constellation

Virgo
Virgin
southern

Volans constellation

Volans
Flying Fish
southern

Vulpecula constellation

Vulpecula
Fox
northern


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