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List of Constellations

This section provides a complete list of the Constellations.

The list will provide the name of each constellation plus what the constellation stands for.

There are 88 constellations in total, listed an alphabetical order.

42 animals, 29 objects & 17 humans / mythological characters.

1. ANDROMEDA. THE CAPTIVE PRINCESS.

1. ANDROMEDA. THE CAPTIVE PRINCESS.

45. LACERTA. THE LIZARD.

2. ANTLIA. THE AIR PUMP. 46. LEO. THE LION.
3. APUS. THE BIRD OF PARADISE. 47. LEO MINOR. THE LITTLE LION.
4. AQUARIUS. THE WATER CARRIER. 48. LEPUS. THE HARE.
5. AQUILA. THE EAGLE. 49. LIBRA. THE SCALES.
6. ARA. THE ALTAR. 50. LUPUS. THE WOLF.
7. ARIES. THE RAM. 51. LYNX. THE LYNX.
8. AURIGA. THE CHARIOTEER. 52. LYRA. THE LYRE.
9. BOOTES. THE HERDSMAN. 53. MENSA. THE TABLE MOUNTAIN.
10. CAELUM. THE CHISEL. 54. MICROSCOPIUM. THE MICROSCOPE.
11. CAMELOPARDALIS. THE GIRAFFE. 55. MONOCEROS. THE UNICORN.
12. CANCER. THE CRAB. 56. MUSCA. THE FLY.
13. CANES VENATICI. THE HUNTING DOGS. 57. NORMA. THE SET SQUARE.
14. CANIS MAJOR. THE GREATER DOG. 58. OCTANS. THE OCTANT.
15. CANIS MINOR. THE LITTLE DOG. 59. OPHIUCHUS. THE SERPENT HOLDER.
16. CAPRICORNUS. THE SEA GOAT. 60. ORION. THE HUNTER.
17. CARINA. THE KEEL. 61. PAVO. THE PEACOCK.
18. CASSIOPEIA. THE VAIN QUEEN. 62. PEGASUS. THE WINGED HORSE.
19. CENTAURUS. THE CENTAUR. 63. PERSEUS. THE VICTORIOUS HERO.
20. CEPHEUS. MYTHICAL KING OF ETHIOPIA. 64. PHOENIX. THE PHOENIX.
21. CETUS. THE SEA MONSTER. 65. PICTOR. THE PAINTER’S EASEL.
22. CHAMAELEON. THE CHAMELEON. 66. PISCES. THE FISH.
23. CIRCINUS. THE COMPASSES.

67. PISCIS AUSTRINUS. THE SOUTHERN FISH.

24. COLUMBA. THE DOVE. 68. PUPPIS. THE STERN.

25. COMA BERENICES. BERENICE’S HAIR.

25. COMA BERENICES. BERENICE’s HAIR.

69. PYXIS. THE COMPASS.
26. CORONA AUSTRALIS. THE SOUTHERN CROWN.

70. RETICULUM. THE NET.

27. CORONA BOREALIS. THE NORTHERN CROWN.

71. SAGITTA. THE ARROW.

28. CORVUS. THE CROW. 72. SAGITTARIUS. THE ARCHER.
29. CRATER. THE CUP.

73. SCORPIUS. THE SCORPION.

30. CRUX. THE SOUTHERN CROSS. 74. SCULPTOR. THE SCULPTOR.
31. CYGNUS. THE SWAN. 75. SCUTUM. THE SHIELD.
32. DELPHINUS. THE DOLPHIN. 76. SERPENS. THE SERPENT.
33. DORADO. THE GOLDFISH. 77. SEXTANS. THE SEXTANT.
34. DRACO. THE DRAGON.

78. TAURUS. THE BULL.

35. EQUULEUS. THE FOAL.

79. TELESCOPIUM. THE TELESCOPE.

36. ERIDANUS. THE RIVER. 80. TRIANGULUM. THE TRIANGLE.
37. FORNAX. THE FURNACE. 81. TRIANGULUM AUSTRALE. THE SOUTHERN TRIANGLE.
38. GEMINI. THE TWINS. 82. TUCANA. THE TOUCAN.
39. GRUS. THE CRANE. 83. URSA MAJOR. THE GREAT BEAR.
40. HERCULES. THE STRONGMAN. 84. URSA MINOR. THE LITTLE BEAR.
41. HOROLOGIUM. THE PENDULUM CLOCK. 85. VELA. THE SAILS.
42. HYDRA. THE WATER SNAKE. 86. VIRGO. THE VIRGIN.
43. HYDRUS. THE LITTLE WATER SNAKE. 87. VOLANS. THE FLYING FISH.
44. INDUS. THE INDIAN. 88. VULPECULA. THE FOX.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. There are 88 official constellations.

# 2. There were 48 old Greek constellations.

# 3. 40 new constellations were added over a long period of time. 

# 4. There will be no more constellations added in the future. 

Q&A Corner

Q&A. How many constellations are animals? Answer. 42.  

Q&A. How many constellations are objects? Answer. 29.

Q&A. How many constellations are humans / mythological characters? Answer. 17.

Q&A: How many constellations are there? Answer. 88.

 

Key Vocabulary Constellations. Animals. Objects. Humans. Mythological Characters.

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