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Constellations – Group of Stars

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Constellations

Constellations are a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern which represents some mythological figure. They also got their names from these mythological figures.

In astronomy, the sky or celestial sphere is divided into 88 regions and these regions are called constellations.

In 1928, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognized 88 modern constellations.

List of Constellations

Constellation International Astronomical Union (IAU) abbreviation Brightest star
Andromeda And Alpheratz
Antlia Ant α Antliae
Apus Aps α Apodis
Aquarius Aqr Sadalsuud
Aquila Aql Altair
Ara Ara β Arae
Aries Ari Hamal
Auriga Aur Capella
Boötes Boo Arcturus
Caelum Cae α Caeli
Camelopardalis Cam β Camelopardalis
Cancer Cnc Tarf
Canes Venatici CVn Cor Caroli
Canis Major CMa Sirius
Canis Minor CMi Procyon
Capricornus Cap Deneb Algiedi
Carina Car Canopus
Cassiopeia Cas Shedir
Centaurus Cen Alpha Centauri
Cepheus Cep Alderamin
Cetus Cet Deneb Kaitos
Chamaeleon Cha α Chamaeleontis
Circinus Cir α Circini
Columba Col Phact
Coma Berenices Com β Comae Berenices
Corona Australis CrA Alphekka Meridiana
Corona Borealis CrB Alphecca
Corvus Crv Gienah
Crater Crt Labrum
Crux Cru Acrux
Cygnus Cyg Deneb
Delphinus Del Rotanev
Dorado Dor α Doradus
Draco Dra Etamin
Equuleus Equ Kitalpha
Eridanus Eri Achernar
Fornax For Fornacis
Gemini Gem Pollux
Grus Gru Alnair
Hercules Her Kornephoros
Horologium Hor α Horologii
Hydra Hya Alphard
Hydrus Hyi β Hydri
Indus Ind The Persian
Lacerta Lac α Lacertae
Leo Leo Regulus
Leo Minor LMi Praecipua
Lepus Lep Arneb
Libra Lib Zubeneshamali
Lupus Lup Men
Lynx Lyn Elvashak
Lyra Lyr Vega
Mensa Men α Mensae
Microscopium Mic γ Microscopii
Monoceros Mon β Monocerotis
Musca Mus α Muscae
Norma Nor γ2 Normae
Octans Oct ν Oct
Ophiuchus Oph Ras Alhague
Orion Ori Rigel
Pavo Pav Peacock
Pegasus Peg Enif
Perseus Per Mirfak
Phoenix Phe Ankaa
Pictor Pic α Pictoris
Pisces Psc Alpherg
Piscis Austrinus PsA Fomalhaut
Puppis Pup Naos
Pyxis Pyx α Pyxidis
Reticulum Ret α Reticuli
Sagitta Sge γ Sagittae
Sagittarius Sgr Kaus Australis
Scorpius Sco Antares
Sculptor Scl α Sculptoris
Scutum Sct α Scuti
Serpens Ser Unukalhai
Sextans Sex α Sextantis
Taurus Tau Aldebaran
Telescopium Tel α Telescopii
Triangulum Tri β Trianguli
Triangulum Australe TrA Atria
Tucana Tuc α Tucanae
Ursa Major UMa Alioth
Ursa Minor UMi Polaris
Vela Vel Regor
Virgo Vir Spica
Volans Vol β Volantis
Vulpecula Vul Anser

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Also See

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