The following lists of constellations are available: Modern constellations - a list of
the current constellations. Former constellations - a list of former constellations.
Alphabetical listing of constellations. Andromeda · Antlia · Apus · Aquarius ·
Aquila · Ara · Aries · Auriga · Boötes · Caelum · Camelopardalis · Cancer · Canes
Name, Pronunciation, Translation. Andromeda, an-DROM-eh-da, Ethiopian
Princess. Antlia, ANT-ll-a, Air Pump. Apus, AYE-pus, Bird of Paradise. Aquarius ...
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 »
The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 constellations covering the
... Most constellation names are Latin in origin, dating from the Roman empire, ...
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, like the names of stars, come from a variety of sources and
each has a different meaning. Old constellations' names usually come from ...
The Latin names and meanings of the official 88 constellations are given below.
The original 48 constellations of Ptolemy are indicated with an asterisk *.
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 ...