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The current list of 88 constellations
 
 
 
Nominative............................... International Astronomical Union (IAU) Genitive.................................. International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Abbreviation Russell 1922 (*)
Family
..............Origin............... Ian Ridpath (**)

.Area...(sq. deg.)

Main Stars
Stars Brighter than 3^ mag.
Brightest Star
   
           
Andromeda Andromedae
And
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 722.3 16 3 a And, Alpheratz
Antlia Antliae
Ant
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 238.9 3 0
a Ant
Apus Apodis
Aps
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 206.3 4 0 a Aps
Aquarius Aquarii
Aqr
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 979.9 10, 22 2 b Aqr, Sadalsuud
Aquila Aquilae
Aql
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 652.5 10 3 a Aql, Altair
Ara Arae
Ara
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 237.1 8 2 b Ara
Aries Arietis
Ari
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 441.4 4,9 2 a Ari, Hamal
Auriga Aurigae
Aur
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 657.4 5,8 4 a Aur, Capella
Bootes Bootis
Boo
Ursa Major ancient Ptolemy 906.8 7, 15 3 a Boo, Arcturus
Caelum Caeli
Cae
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 124.9 4 0 a Cae
Camelopardalis Camelopardalis
Cam
Ursa Major 1613, Plancius 756.8 2, 8 0 b Cam
Cancer Cancri
Cnc
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 505.9 5 0 b Cnc, Altarf
Canes Venatici Canum Venaticorum
CVn
Ursa Major 1690, Hevelius 465.2 2 1 a CVn, Cor Caroli
Canis Major Canis Majoris
CMa
Orion ancient Ptolemy 380.1 8 5 a CMa, Sirius
Canis Minor Canis Minoris
CMi
Orion ancient Ptolemy 183.4 2 2 a CMi, Procyon
Capricornus Capricorni
Cap
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 413.9 13, 23 1 a Cap, Deneb Algiedi
Carina Carinae
Car
Heavently Waters 1763, Lacaille 494.2 9 6 a Car, Canopus
Cassiopeia Cassiopeiae
Cas
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 598.4 5 4 a Cas, Schedar
Centaurus Centauri
Cen
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 1060.4 11 10 a Cen, Alpha Centauri
Cepheus Cephei
Cep
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 587.8 7 1 a Cep, Alderamin
Cetus Ceti
Cet
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 1231.4 15 2 b Cet, Deneb Kaitos
Chamaeleon Chamaeleontis
Cha
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 131.6 3 0 a Cha
Circinus Circini
Cir
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 93.4 3 0 a Cir
Columba Columbae
Col
Heavently Waters 1592, Plancius 270.2 5 1 a Col, Phact
Coma Berenices Comae Berenices
Com
Ursa Major 1603, Uranometria 386.5 3 0 b Com
Corona Austrina Coronae Austrinae
CrA
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 127..7 6 0 a CrA
Corona Borealis Coronae Borealis
CrB
Ursa Major ancient Ptolemy 178.7 8 4 a CrB, Alphecca
Corvus Corvi
Crv
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 183.8 4 3 g Crv, Gienah
Crater Crateris
Crt
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 282.4 4 0 d Crt, Labrum
Crux Crucis
Cru
Hercules 1603, Uranometria 68.4 4 5 a Cru, Acrux
Cygnus Cygni
Cyg
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 804.0 9 4 a Cyg, Deneb
Delphinus Delphini
Del
Heavently Waters ancient Ptolemy 188.5 5 0 b Del, Rotanev
Dorado Doradus
Dor
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 179.2 3 0 a Dor
Draco Draconis
Dra
Ursa Major ancient Ptolemy 1083.0 14 3 g Dra, Eltanin
Equuleus Equulei
Equ
Heavently Waters ancient Ptolemy 71.6 3 0 a Equ, Kitalpha
Eridanus Eridani
Eri
Heavently Waters ancient Ptolemy 1137.9 24 4 a Eri, Achernar
Fornax Fornacis
For
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 397.5 2 0 a For, Fornacis
Gemini Geminorum
Gem
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 513.8 8, 17 4 b Gem, Pollux
Grus G>ruis
Gru
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 365.5 7 3 a Gru, Alnair
Hercules Herculis
Her
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 1225.1 14, 22 2 b Her, Kornephoros
Horologium Horologii
Hor
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 248.9 6 0 a Hor
Hydra Hydrae
Hya
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 1302.8 17 2 a Hya, Alphard
Hydrus Hydri
Hyi
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 243.0 3 2 b Hyi
Indus Indi
Ind
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 294.0 3 0 a Ind
Lacerta Lacertae
Lac
Perseus 1690, Hevelius 200.7 5 0 a Lac
Leo Leonis
Leo
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 947.0 9, 15 5 a Leo, Regulus
Leo Minor Leonis Minoris
LMi
Ursa Major 1690, Hevelius 232.0 3 0 46 LMi, Praecipua
Lepus Leporis
Lep
Orion ancient Ptolemy 290.3 8 2 a Lep, Arneb
Libra Librae
Lib
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 538.1 4, 6 2 b Lib, Zubeneshamali
Lupus Lupi
Lup
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 333.7 9 3 a Lup, Men
Lynx Lincis
Lyn
Ursa Major 1690, Hevelius 545.4 4 0 a Lyn
Lyra Lyrae
Lyr
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 286.5 5 1 a Lyr, Vega
Mensa Mensae
Men
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 153.5 4 0 a Men
Microscopium Microscopii
Mic
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 209.5 5 0 g Mic
Monoceros Monocerotis
Mon
Orion 1613, Plancius 481.6 4 0 b Mon
Musca Muscae
Mus
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 138.4 6 1
a Mus
Norma Normae
Nor
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 165.3 2 0
g2 Nor
Octans Octantis
Oct
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 291.0 3 0
n Oct
Ophiuchus Ophiuchi
Oph
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 948.3 10 5
a Oph, Ras Alhague
Orion Orionis
Ori
Orion ancient Ptolemy 594.1 7 8
b Ori, Rigel
Pavo Pavonis
Pav
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 377.7 7 1
a Pav, Peacock
Pegasus Pegasi
Peg
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 1120.8 9, 17 5
e Peg, Enif
Perseus Persei
Per
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 615.0 19 5
a Per, Mirfak
Phoenix Phoenicis
Phe
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 469.3 4 1
a Phe, Ankaa
Pictor Pictoris
Pic
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 246.7 3 0
a Pic
Pisces Piscium
Psc
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 889.4 18 0
h Psc
Piscis Austrinus Piscis Austrini
PsA
Heavently Waters ancient Ptolemy 245.4 7 1
a PsA, Fomalhaut
Puppis Puppis
Pup
Heavently Waters 1763, Lacaille 673.4 9 1
z Pup, Naos
Pyxis Pyxidis
Pyx
Heavently Waters 1763, Lacaille 220.8 3 0
a Pyx
Reticulum Reticuli
Ret
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 113.9 4 0
a Ret
Sagitta Sagittae
Sge
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 79,9 4 0
g Sge
Sagittarius Sagittarii
Sgr
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 867.4 12, 8 7
e Sgr, Kaus Australis
Scorpius Scorpii
Sco
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 496.8 18 13
a Sco, Antares
Sculptor Sculporis
Scl
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 474.8 4 0
a Scl
Scutum Scuti
Sct
Hercules 1690, Hevelius 109.1 2 0
a Sct
Serpens Serpentis
Ser
Hercules ancient Ptolemy 636.9 9 1
a Ser, Unukalhai
Sextans Sextantis
Sex
Hercules 1690, Hevelius 313.5 3 0
a Sex
Taurus Tauri
Tau
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 797.2 19 4
a Tau, Aldebaran
Telescopium Telescopii
Tel
La Caille 1763, Lacaille 251.5 2 0
a Tel
Triangulum Trianguli
Tri
Perseus ancient Ptolemy 131.8 3 0
b Tri
Triangulum Australe Trianguli Australis
TrA
Hercules 1603, Uranometria 110.0 3 3
a TrA, Atria
Tucana Tucanae
Tuc
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 294.6 3 1
a Tuc
Ursa Major Ursae Majoris
UMa
Ursa Major ancient Ptolemy 1279.7 7, 20 7
e UMa, Alioth
Ursa Minor Ursae Minoris
UMi
Ursa Major ancient Ptolemy 255.9 7 3
a UMi, Polaris
Vela Velorum
Vel
Heavently Waters 1763, Lacaille 499.6 5 5
g Vel, Regor
Virgo Virginis
Vir
Zodiac ancient Ptolemy 1294.4 9, 15 3
a Vir, Spica
Volans Volantis
Vol
Bayer 1603, Uranometria 141.4 6 0
b Vol
Vulpecula Vulpeculae
Vul
Hercules 1690, Hevelius 268.2 5, 20 0
a Vul, Anser
 
 
 
 
 
References:
 
 
 
(**) - http://www.ianridpath.com/constellations1.htm
 
- Robert Burnham, Jr. "Burnham's Celestial Handbook" - Dover Pubblications
 
- Alan Hirshfeld & Roger W. Sinnott - "Sky Catalogue 2000.0 Vol. 1" - Sky Publishing Corporation 1982
 
- Peter Lancaster Brown - "Il Libro delle Stelle" - ed. Mursia 1975
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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