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Lacerta Constellation
Constellation Lacerta the Lizard

Lacerta, the Lizard (Lac)  

(luh-SER-tuh)


The constellation of Lacerta, the Lizard, is best viewed in Fall during the month of October. It's brightest star is Alpha Lacertae at magnitude 3.76. The boundary of the Lacerta constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. luh-SER-tuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Lizard
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lacertae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lac
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 31m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 46° 40'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Lacertae  (3.76m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1


    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).



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