How Many Modern Constellations Are There?

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As of 2014, there are 41 modern constellations, which are constellations added to the catalogue after 1600. Four of them, Carina, Puppis, Pyxis and Vela are derived from Argo, a constellation catalogued by Ptolemy.

The modern constellations include: Antlia, the pump; Apus, the bird of paradise; Camelopardalis, the giraffe; Canes Venatici, the hunting dogs; Carina, the keel; Columba, the dove; Coma Bernices, the hair of Berenice; Fornax, the furnace; Lacerta, the lizard; Leo Minor, the lesser lion; Mensa, the table; Monoceros, the unicorn; Musca, the fly; Pavo, the peacock; Phoenix, the phoenix; Puppis, the stern; Pyxis the compass; Tucana, the toucan; Vela, the sails; and Vulpecula, the fox.