The Constellations

Approximate Position R.A. DEC

Name

Genitive

Abbreviation

Meaning

(hours)

(degr.

Andromeda

Andromedae

And

Chained Maiden

1

+40

Antlia

Antliae

Ant

Air Pump

10

-35

Apus

Apodis

Aps

Bird of Paradise

16

-75

Aquarius

Aquarii

Aqr

Water Bearer

23

-15

Aquila

Aquilae

Aql

Eagle

20

+5

Ara

Arae

Ara

Altar

17

-55

Aries

Arietis

Ari

Ram

3

+20

Auriga

Aurigae

Aur

Charioteer

6

+40

Bootes

Bo├Âtis

Boo

Herdsmen

15

+30

Caelum

Caeli

Cae

Chisel

5

-40

Camelopardalis

Camelopardalis

Cam

Giraffe

6

+70

Cancer

Cancri

Cnc

Crab

9

+20

Canes Venatici

Canum Venaticorum

CVn

Hunting Dogs

13

+40

Canis Major

Canis Majoris

CMa

Great Dog

7

-20

Canis Minor

Canis Minoris

CMi

Little Dog

8

+5

Capricornus

Capricorni

Cap

Sea-goat

21

-20

Carina

Carinae

Car

Keel

9

-60

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeiae

Cas

Queen

1

+60

Centaurus

Centauri

Cen

Centaur

13

-50

Cepheus

Cephei

Cep

King

22

+70

Approximate Position

Name Genitive Abbreviation Meaning (hours) (degrees)

Cetus

Ceti

Cet

Whale

2

-10

Chamaeleon

Chamaeleontis

Cha

Chameleon

11

-S0

Circinus

Circini

Cir

Compasses (art)

1S

-60

Columba

Columbae

Col

Dove

6

-3S

Coma

Comae

Berenice's

Berenices

Berenices

Com

Hair

13

+20

Corona Australis Coronae Australis

CrA

Southern Crown

19

-40

Corona Borealis

Coronae Borealis

CrB

Northern Crown

16

+30

Corvus

Corvi

Crv

Crow

12

-20

Crater

Crateris

Crt

Cup

11

-1S

Crux

Crucis

Cru

Cross (southern)

12

-60

Cygnus

Cygni

Cyg

Swan

21

+40

Delphinus

Delphini

Del

Dolphin

21

+10

Dorado

Doradus

Dor

Swordfish

3

-20

Draco

Draconis

Dra

Dragon

17

+6S

Equuleus

Equulei

Equ

Little Horse

21

+10

Eridanus

Eridani

Eri

River

3

-20

Fornax

Fornacis

For

Furnace

3

-30

Gemini

Geminorum

Gem

Twins

7

+20

Grus

Gruis

Gru

Crane (bird)

22

-4S

Hercules

Herculis

Her

Hercules

17

+30

Horologium

Horologii

Hor

Clock

3

-60

Hydra

Hydrae

Hya

Water Snake (female)

10

-20

Hydrus

Hydri

Hyi

Water Snake (male)

2

-7S

Indus

Indi

Ind

Indian

21

-ss

Lacerta

Lacertae

Lac

Lizard

22

+4S

Leo

Leonis

Leo

Lion

11

+1S

Leo Minor

Leonis Minoris

LMi

Little Lion

10

+3S

Lepus

Leporis

Lep

Hare

6

-20

Libra

Librae

Lib

Balance

1S

-1S

Lupus

Lupi

Lup

Wolf

1S

-4S

Lynx

Lyncis

Lyn

Lynx

S

+4S

Lyra

Lyrae

Lyr

Lyre

19

+40

Mensa

Mensae

Men

Table Mountain

S

-S0

Microscopium

Microscopii

Mic

Microscope

21

-3S

Approximate

Position

R.A.

DEC

Name

Genitive

Abbreviation

Meaning

(hours)

(degrees)

Monoceros

Monocerotis

Mon

Unicorn

7

-5

Musca

Muscae

Mus

Fly (insect)

12

-70

Norma

Normae

Nor

Square (rule)

16

-50

Octans

Octantis

Oct

Octant

22

-85

Ophiuchus

Ophiuchi

Oph

Serpent Bearer

17

0

Orion

Orionis

Ori

Hunter

5

+5

Pavo

Pavonis

Pav

Peacock

20

-65

Pegasus

Pegasi

Peg

Flying Horse

22

+20

Perseus

Persei

Per

Hero

3

+45

Phoenix

Phoenicis

Phe

Phoenix

1

-50

Pictor

Pictoris

Pic

Easel

6

-55

Pisces

Piscium

Psc

Fishes

1

+15

Piscis

Piscis

Southern

Austrinius

Austrini

PsA

Fish

22

-30

Puppis

Puppis

Pup

Stern (deck)

8

Pyxis

Pyxidis

Pyx

Compass (sea)

9

-30

Reticulum

Reticuli

Ret

Net

4

-60

Sagitta

Sagittae

Sge

Arrow

20

+10

Sagittarius

Sagittarii

Sgr

Archer

19

-25

Scorpius

Scorpii

Sco

Scorpion

17

Sculptor

Sculptoris

Scl

Sculptor's tools

0

-30

Scutum

Scuti

Sct

Shield

19

-10

Serpens

Serpentis

Ser

Serpent

17

0

Sextans

Sextantis

Sex

Sextant

10

0

Taurus

Tauri

Tau

Bull

4

+15

Telescopium

Telescopii

Tel

Telescope

19

-50

Triangulum

Trianguli

Tri

Triangle

2

+30

Triangulum

Trianguli Australis

TrA

Triangle

16

-65

Australe

Southern

Tucana

Tucanae

Tuc

Toucan

0

-65

Ursa Major

Ursae Majoris

UMa

Great Bear

11

+50

Ursa Minor

Ursae Minoris

UMi

Little Bear

15

+70

Vela

Velorum

Vel

Sail

9

-50

Virgo

Virginis

Vir

Maiden

13

0

Volans

Volantis

Vol

Flying Fish

8

-70

Vulpecula

Vulpeculae

Vul

Fox

20

+25

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