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The 88 Recognized Constellations

In astronomical works, the Latin names of the constellations are used. The letter N or S following the Latin name indicates whether the constellation is located to the north or south of the Zodiac. The letter Z indicates that the constellation is within the Zodiac.

Latin nameLetterEnglish version
AndromedaNAndromeda
AntliaSAirpump
ApusSBird of Paradise
AquariusZWater Bearer
AquilaNEagle
AraSAltar
AriesZRam
AurigaNCharioteer
BoötesNHerdsmen
CaelumSSculptor's Tool
CamelopardalisNGiraffe
CancerZCrab
Canes Venatici NHunting Dogs
Canis Major SGreat Dog
Canis MinorSLittle Dog
CapricornusZGoat (or SeaGoat)
CarinaSKeel (of Argo)1
CassiopeiaNCassiopeia
CentaurusSCentaur
CepheusNCepheus
CetusSWhale
ChameleonSChameleon
CircinusSCompasses
ColumbaSDove
Coma BerenicesNBerenice's Hair
Corona AustralisSSouthern Crown
Corona Borealis NNorthern Crown
CorvusSCrow (Raven)
CraterSCup
CruxSSouthern Cross
CygnusNSwan
DelphinusNDolphin
DoradoSSwordfish (Goldfish)
DracoNDragon
EquuleusNFilly
EridanusSEridanus (river)
FornaxSFurnace
GeminiZTwins
GrusSCrane
HerculesNHercules
HorologiumSClock
HydraNSea Serpent
HydrusSWater Snake
IndusSIndian
LacertaNLizard
LeoZLion
Leo MinorNLittle Lion
LepusSHare
LibraZScales
LupusSWolf
LynxNLynx
LyraNLyre (Harp)
MensaSTable (mountain)
MicroscopiumSMicroscope
MonocerosSUnicorn
MuscaSSouthern Fly
NormaSRule (straightedge)
OctansSOctant
OphiuchusNSerpent-Bearer
OrionSOrion
PavoSPeacock
PegasusNPegasus
PerseusNPerseus
PhoenixSPhoenix
PictorSPainter (or his Easel)
PiscesZFishes
Piscis AustrinusSSouthern Fish
PuppisSPoop (of Argo)1
PyxisSMariner's Compass
ReticulumSNet
SagittaNArrow
SagittariusZArcher
ScorpiusZScorpion
SculptorSSculptor
ScutumNShield
SerpensNSerpent
SextansSSextant
TaurusZBull
TelescopiumSTelescope
TriangulumNTriangle
Triangulum AustraleSSouthern Triangle
TucanaSToucan
Ursa Major NBig Dipper2
Ursa MinorNLittle Dipper3
VelaSSail (of Argo)1
VirgoZVirgin
VolansSFlying Fish
VulpeculaNFox
1. The original constellation Argo Navis (the Ship Argo) has been divided into Carina, Puppis, and Vela. Normally the brightest star in each constellation is designated by alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the second brightest by beta, the second letter of the Greek alphabet, and so forth. But the Greek letters run through Carina, Puppis, and Vela as if it were still one constellation.
2. The Big Dipper is only a part of the constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear) and is not a constellation by itself.
3. The Little Dipper is called Ursa Minor (Little Bear).

 

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