Constellation List



Below is the list of the 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

The constellations are sometimes grouped in families based on the circumstances behind their naming.

URSA MAJOR FAMILY

Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Canes Venatici, Bootes, Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Leo Minor

PERSEUS FAMILY

Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Andromeda, Perseus, Pegasus, Cetus, Auriga, Lacerta, Triangulum

HERCULES FAMILY

Hercules, Sagitta, Aquila, Lyra, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Hydra, Sextans, Crater, Corvus, Ophiuchus, Serpens, Scutum, Centaurus, Lupus, Corona Australis, Ara, Triangulum Australe, Crux

ORION FAMILY

Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Lepus, Monoceros


ZODIAC FAMILY

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces

HEAVENLY WATERS FAMILY

Delphinus, Equuleus, Eridanus, Piscis Austrinus, Carina, Puppis, Vela, Pyxis, Columba

JOHANN BAYER FAMILY

Hydrus, Dorado, Volans, Apus, Pavo, Grus, Phoenix, Tucana, Indus, Chamaeleon, Musca

LACAILLE FAMILY

Norma, Circinus, Telescopium, Microscopium, Sculptor, Fornax, Caelum, Horologium, Octans, Mensa, Reticulum, Pictor, Antlia

CONSTELLATION LIST:

1. Andromeda – the Chained Maiden
2. Antlia – the Air Pump
3. Apus – the Bird of Paradise
4. Aquarius – the Water Carrier
5. Aquila – the Eagle
6. Ara – the Altar
7. Aries – the Ram
8. Auriga – the Charioteer
9. Bootes – the Herdsman
10. Caelum – the Chisel
11. Camelopardalis – the Giraffe
12. Cancer – the Crab
13. Canes Venatici – the Hunting Dogs
14. Canis Major – the Big Dog
15. Canis Minor – the Small Dog

16. Capricornus – the Sea Goat
17. Carina – the Keel of the Argo Navis
18. Cassiopeia – the Queen
19. Centaurus – the Centaur
20. Cepheus – the King
21. Cetus – the Whale
22. Chamaeleon – the Chameleon
23. Circinus – the Compass
24. Columba – the Dove
25. Coma Berenices – Berenice’s Hair
26. Corona Australis – the Southern Crown
27. Corona Borealis – the Northern Crown
28. Corvus – the Raven
29. Crater – the Cup
30. Crux – the Southern Cross

31. Cygnus – the Swan
32. Delphinus – the Dolphin
33. Dorado – the Dolphinfish
34. Draco – the Dragon
35. Equuleus – the Little Horse
36. Eridanus – the Celestial River
37. Fornax – the Furnace
38. Gemini – the Twins
39. Grus – the Crane
40. Hercules – the Strong Man
41. Horologium – the Pendulum Clock
42. Hydra – the Water Serpent
43. Hydrus – the Water Snake
44. Indus – the Indian
45. Lacerta – the Lizard

46. Leo – the Lion
47. Leo Minor – the Little Lion
48. Lepus – the Hare
49. Libra – the Scales
50. Lupus – the Wolf
51. Lynx – the Lynx
52. Lyra – the Harp
53. Mensa – the Table Mountain
54. Microscopium – the Microscope
55. Monoceros – the Unicorn
56. Musca – the Fly
57. Norma – the Level
58. Octans – the Octant
59. Ophiuchus – the Serpent Holder
60. Orion – the Great Hunter

61. Pavo – the Peacock
62. Pegasus – the Winged Horse
63. Perseus – the Greek Hero
64. Phoenix – the Firebird
65. Pictor – the Painter’s Easel
66. Pisces – the Fishes
67. Piscis Austrinus – the Southern Fish
68. Puppis – the Stern of the Argo Navis
69. Pyxis – the Compass of the Argo Navis
70. Reticulum – the Reticle
71. Sagitta – the Arrow
72. Sagittarius – the Archer
73. Scorpius – the Scorpion
74. Sculptor – the Sculptor’s Tool
75. Scutum – the Shield

76. Serpens – the Serpent
77. Sextans – the Sextant
78. Taurus – the Bull
79. Telescopium – the Telescope
80. Triangulum – the Triangle
81. Triangulum Australe
82. Tucana – the Toucan
83. Ursa Major – the Big Bear
84. Ursa Minor – the Small Bear
85. Vela – the Sails of the Argo Navis
86. Virgo – the Young Maiden
87. Volans – the Flying Fish
88. Vulpecula – the Little Fox