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The Constellations

The Constellations Table :

A complete table with information about all the 88 Constellations as defined by the I.A.U. ( International Astronomical Union ). Abbreviations, Genitive and Latin Names, English Names and more.

FIELD LIST

ABBREV : IAU abbreviation
CONSTELLATION : latin name
GENITIVE : latin genitive ( possessive )
ENGLISH NAME : english translation
AREA : constellation size or area, in square degrees
HEM : position in the celestial sphere :
          NH - northern celestial hemisphere - declination between 0° and +90°
          SH - southern celestial hemisphere - declination between 0° and - 90°

ALPHA STAR : proper name of the alpha star.
Ursa Major, also known as the 'Big Dipper'
Ursa Major
The "Big Dipper"


ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Cosmobrain's Constellation Table
No. Abbrev. Constellation Genitive English Name Area Hem. Alpha Star
1 And Andromeda Andromedae Andromeda 722 NH Alpheratz
2 Ant Antlia Antliae Air Pump 239 SH  
3 Aps Apus Apodis Bird of Paradise 206 SH  
4 Aqr Aquarius Aquarii Water Carrier 980 SH Sadalmelik
5 Aql Aquila Aquilae Eagle 652 NH-SH Altair
6 Ara Ara Arae Altar 237 SH  
7 Ari Aries Arietis Ram 441 NH Hamal
8 Aur Auriga Aurigae Charioteer 657 NH Capella
9 Boo Bootes Bootis Herdsman 907 NH Arcturus
10 Cae Caelum Caeli Chisel 125 SH  
11 Cam Camelopardalis Camelopardalis Giraffe 757 NH  
12 Cnc Cancer Cancri Crab 506 NH Acubens
13 CVn Canes Venatici Canun Venaticorum Hunting Dogs 465 NH Cor Caroli
14 CMa Canis Major Canis Majoris Big Dog 380 SH Sirius
15 CMi Canis Minor Canis Minoris Little Dog 183 NH Procyon
16 Cap Capricornus Capricorni Goat ( Capricorn ) 414 SH Algedi
17 Car Carina Carinae Keel 494 SH Canopus
18 Cas Cassiopeia Cassiopeiae Cassiopeia 598 NH Schedar
19 Cen Centaurus Centauri Centaur 1060 SH Rigil Kentaurus
20 Cep Cepheus Cephei Cepheus 588 SH Alderamin
21 Cet Cetus Ceti Whale 1231 SH Menkar
22 Cha Chamaleon Chamaleontis Chameleon 132 SH  
23 Cir Circinus Circini Compasses 93 SH  
24 Col Columba Columbae Dove 270 SH Phact
25 Com Coma Berenices Comae Berenices Berenice's Hair 386 NH Diadem
26 CrA Corona Australis Coronae Australis Southern Crown 128 SH  
27 CrB Corona Borealis Coronae Borealis Northern Crown 179 NH Alphecca
28 Crv Corvus Corvi Crow 184 SH Alchiba
29 Crt Crater Crateris Cup 282 SH Alkes
30 Cru Crux Crucis Southern Cross 68 SH Acrux
31 Cyg Cygnus Cygni Swan 804 NH Deneb
32 Del Delphinus Delphini Dolphin 189 NH Sualocin
33 Dor Dorado Doradus Goldfish 179 SH  
34 Dra Draco Draconis Dragon 1083 NH Thuban
35 Equ Equuleus Equulei Little Horse 72 NH Kitalpha
36 Eri Eridanus Eridani River 1138 SH Achernar
37 For Fornax Fornacis Furnace 398 SH  
38 Gem Gemini Geminorum Twins 514 NH Castor
39 Gru Grus Gruis Crane 366 SH Al Na'ir
40 Her Hercules Herculis Hercules 1225 NH Rasalgethi
41 Hor Horologium Horologii Clock 249 SH  
42 Hya Hydra Hydrae Hydra ( Sea Serpent ) 1303 SH Alphard
43 Hyi Hydrus Hydri Water Serpen ( male ) 243 SH  
44 Ind Indus Indi Indian 294 SH  
45 Lac Lacerta Lacertae Lizard 201 NH  
46 Leo Leo Leonis Lion 947 NH Regulus
47 LMi Leo Minor Leonis Minoris Smaller Lion 232 NH  
48 Lep Lepus Leporis Hare 290 SH Arneb
49 Lib Libra Librae Balance 538 SH Zubenelgenubi
50 Lup Lupus Lupi Wolf 334 SH Men
51 Lyn Lynx Lyncis Lynx 545 NH  
52 Lyr Lyra Lyrae Lyre 286 NH Vega
53 Men Mensa Mensae Table 153 SH  
54 Mic Microscopium Microscopii Microscope 210 SH  
55 Mon Monoceros Monocerotis Unicorn 482 SH  
56 Mus Musca Muscae Fly 138 SH  
57 Nor Norma Normae Square 165 SH  
58 Oct Octans Octantis Octant 291 SH  
59 Oph Ophiucus Ophiuchi Serpent Holder 948 NH-SH Rasalhague
60 Ori Orion Orionis Orion 594 NH-SH Betelgeuse
61 Pav Pavo Pavonis Peacock 378 SH Peacock
62 Peg Pegasus Pegasi Winged Horse 1121 NH Markab
63 Per Perseus Persei Perseus 615 NH Mirfak
64 Phe Phoenix Phoenicis Phoenix 469 SH Ankaa
65 Pic Pictor Pictoris Easel 247 SH  
66 Psc Pisces Piscium Fishes 889 NH Alrischa
67 PsA Pisces Austrinus Pisces Austrini Southern Fish 245 SH Fomalhaut
68 Pup Puppis Puppis Stern 673 SH  
69 Pyx Pyxis Pyxidis Compass 221 SH  
70 Ret Reticulum Reticuli Reticle 114 SH  
71 Sge Sagitta Sagittae Arrow 80 NH  
72 Sgr Sagittarius Sagittarii Archer 867 SH Rukbat
73 Sco Scorpius Scorpii Scorpion 497 SH Antares
74 Scl Sculptor Sculptoris Sculptor 475 SH  
75 Sct Scutum Scuti Shield 109 SH  
76 Ser Serpens Serpentis Serpent 637 NH-SH Unuck al Hai
77 Sex Sextans Sextantis Sextant 314 SH  
78 Tau Taurus Tauri Bull 797 NH Aldebaran
79 Tel Telescopium Telescopii Telescope 252 SH  
80 Tri Triangulum Trianguli Triangle 132 NH Ras al Mothallah
81 TrA Triangulum Australe Trianguli Australis Southern Triangle 110 SH Atria
82 Tuc Tucana Tucanae Toucan 295 SH  
83 UMa Ursa Major Ursae Majoris Great Bear 1280 NH Dubhe
84 UMi Ursa Minor Ursae Minoris Little Bear 256 NH Polaris
85 Vel Vela Velorum Sails 500 SH  
86 Vir Virgo Virginis Virgin 1294 NH-SH Spica
87 Vol Volans Volantis Flying Fish 141 SH  
88 Vul Vulpecula Vulpeculae Fox 268 NH  
BY EDUARDO SOARES

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