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Lists of constellations

The following lists of constellations are available: Modern constellations - a list of the current constellations. Former constellations - a list of former constellations.

Constellation List

Alphabetical listing of constellations. Andromeda · Antlia · Apus · Aquarius · Aquila · Ara · Aries · Auriga · Boötes · Caelum · Camelopardalis · Cancer · Canes  ...

Constellation Names

Name, Pronunciation, Translation. Andromeda, an-DROM-eh-da, Ethiopian Princess. Antlia, ANT-ll-a, Air Pump. Apus, AYE-pus, Bird of Paradise. Aquarius ...

Constellation Names

It seems like each constellation has several ways to pronounce it. There is an excellent article in Sky & Telescope about constellation names that you can view  ...
The form in bold is the Latin name. The three-letter form in parentheses shows the abbreviation and the form in single quotes provides a translation or explanation; for instance, Andromeda was the name of a chained princess, while aquila is Latin for 'eagle'. The Argo... More »
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Constellation Guide | StarDate

The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 constellations covering the ... Most constellation names are Latin in origin, dating from the Roman empire, ...

The Constellations | IAU

Each Latin constellation name has two forms: the nominative, for use when talking about the constellation itself, and the genitive, or possessive, which is used in ...

Constellation Names | Constellation Guide

Constellation names, like the names of stars, come from a variety of sources and each has a different meaning. Old constellations' names usually come from ...

The 88 Official Constellations

The Latin names and meanings of the official 88 constellations are given below. The original 48 constellations of Ptolemy are indicated with an asterisk *.

How the Night Sky Constellations Got Their Names -

May 1, 2012 ... There are 88 officially recognized constellations in the sky, and these astronomical patterns have a fascinating and long history. Forty-eight of ...

Popular Q&A
Q: How are constellations named?
A: constellations were named after names of gods or goddess . They were also named after famous heros. They were named during the 1930's Read More »
Q: Why are constellations named in Latin?
A: It's a matter of access, which oftentimes comes down to geography and technology. Western science traces back to the early scientists of European countries, suc... Read More »
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Q: How are constellations named today?
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