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Constellations

Constellations

[kon-stuh-ley-shuhn]
ConstellationEnglish namePosition
R.A.
(hours)
DEC.
(degrees)
AndromedaAndromeda (Chained Lady)1+43
AntliaAir Pump10-33
ApusBird of Paradise16-75
Aquarius1Water Bearer23-13
AquilaEagle20+4
AraAltar17-52
Aries1Ram2+19
AurigaCharioteer6+42
BoötesHerdsman15+34
CaelumChisel5-39
CamelopardalisGiraffe5+67
Cancer1Crab8+14
Canes VenaticiHunting Dogs13+43
Canis MajorLarge Dog7-23
Canis MinorSmall Dog7+25
Capricornus1(Sea) Goat21-21
CarinaKeel9-62
CassiopeiaCassiopeia (Seated Lady)1+64
CentaurusCentaur13-44
CepheusCepheus (the King)22+68
CetusWhale1-6
ChamaeleonChamaeleon11-78
CircinusPair of Compasses15-65
ColumbaDove5-32
Coma BerenicesBerenice's Hair13+22
Corona AustralisSouthern Crown19-40
Corona BorealisNorthern Crown16+31
CorvusCrow12-14
CraterCup11-13
CruxSouthern Cross12-61
CygnusSwan21+48
DelphinusDolphin21+18
DoradoDorado (a fish)5-64
DracoDragon17+61
EquuleusColt21+8
EridanusEridanus (a river)4-18
FornaxFurnace3-31
Gemini1Twins7+18
GrusCrane22-41
HerculesHercules18+22
HorologiumClock3-53
HydraWater Monster10-16
HydrusWater Snake3-72
IndusIndian21-54
LacertaLizard22+45
Leo1Lion11+17
Leo MinorSmall Lion10+35
LepusHare5-23
Libra1Balance15-13
LupusWolf15-36
LynxLynx8+41
LyraLyre19+42
MensaTable6-78
MicroscopiumMicroscope21-36
MonocerosUnicorn7-8
MuscaFly13-72
NormaT-square16-52
OctansOctant20-79
OphiuchusSerpent Holder17-7
OrionOrion (the Hunter)5+2
PavoPeacock19-64
PegasusPegasus (Winged Horse)22+18
PerseusPerseus (Rescuer of Andromeda)4+44
PhoenixPhoenix0-52
PictorPainter's Easel5-49
Pisces1Fishes1+12
Piscis AustinusSouthern Fish22-28
PuppisStern7-39
PyxisMariner's Compass9-32
ReticulumNet4-64
SagittaArrow19+18
Sagittarius1Archer19-32
Scorpius1Scorpion17-32
SculptorSculptor's Workshop0-32
ScutumShield19-11
Serpens—CaputSerpent—Head16+10
Serpens—CaudaSerpent—Tail18-13
SextansSextant10-5
Taurus1Bull4+25
TelescopiumTelescope19-51
TriangulumTriangle2+32
Triangulum AustraleSouthern Triangle16-65
TucanaToucan23-63
Ursa MajorLarge Bear10+48
Ursa MinorSmall Bear15+73
VelaSails9-46
Virgo1Virgin13-3
VolansFlying Fish8-69
VulpeculaLittle Fox20+25

1 Zodiac constellation.
Some of the constellations of the sky are symbolised by serpents:

  • Serpens, which represents a snake being tamed by the snake-handler Ophiuchus
  • Hydra (constellation), the many-headed serpent killed by Heracles
  • Hydrus, the water snake, is a minor southern constellation

See also

  • Snake (Zodiac) - it is thought that each animal in the Chinese zodiac is associated with certain personality traits

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