Constellations
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CONSTELLATIONS INDEX

Currently, including the Zodiacal constellations, the sky is divided into 88 constellations recognised by the astronomical community. Each constellation is a defined area of sky (bordered in orange) shown with a group of stars (linked in white). The constellations not only help to identify and locate stars and planets travelling through them, but also other objects of interest such as Deep Sky Objects.

Often a constellation is simply thought to be the chance grouping of stars, as viewed from Earth, with origins dating back hundreds of years. Groups of stars are also called asterisms, an example is The Plough which is an asterism within the constellation of Ursa Major.

 
CONSTELLATIONS AND BOUNDARIES Constellation boundaries

A click on any of the constellations below, will take you to an individual diagram with locations of interesting objects that can be seen by the naked eye, binoculars and/or telescopes.

 
CIRCUMPOLAR CONSTELLATIONS
The 6 constellations visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere:
Camelopardalis Cassiopeia Cepheus Draco
Ursa Major Ursa Minor
 
SPRING CONSTELLATIONS
The 16 spring constellations in the northern hemisphere:
Antlia Bootes Cancer Canes Venatici
Centaurus Coma Berenices Corvus Crater
Hydra Leo Leo Minor Lupus
Lynx Pyxis Sextans Virgo
 
SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS
The 21 summer constellations in the northern hemisphere:
Aquila Ara Capricorn Corona Australis
Corona Borealis Cygnus Delphinus Equuleus
Hercules Indus Libra Lyra
Microscopium Ophiuchus Scorpio Scutum
Serpens Sagitta Sagittarius Telescopium
Vulpecula
 
AUTUMN CONSTELLATIONS
The 13 autumn constellations in the northern hemisphere:
Andromeda Aquarius Aries Cetus
Grus Lacerta Pegasus Perseus
Phoenix Pisces Austrinus Pisces Sculptor
Triangulum
 
WINTER CONSTELLATIONS
The 18 winter constellatons in the northern hemisphere:
Auriga Caelum Canis Major Canis Minor
Carina Columba Eridanus Fornax
Gemini Horologium Lepus Monoceros
Orion Pictor Puppis Reticulum
Taurus Vela
 
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CONSTELLATIONS:
The 14 constellations visible throughout the year in the southern hemisphere:
Apus Chamaeleon Circinus Crux
Dorado Hydrus Mensa Musca
Norma Octans Pavo Triangulum Australe
Tucana Volans
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