CONSTELLATIONS



This is a list of all 88 constellations. The visibility is given for observers in mid-northern latitudes
(e.g. the EPO sites Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna).

Location: N...constellation of northern celestial sphere, S...constellation of southern celestial sphere.
An asterisk (*) indicates constellations which are circumpolar and visible all the year in mid-northern latitudes
A minus sign (-) indicates constellations which are never visible from mid-northern latitudes (always below the horizon)
A small letter z indicates that the constellation is one of the 12 zodiacal constellations.

AbbreviationLatin NameLocationDeutschEnglishFrançaisItaliano
AndAndromedaNAndromedaAndromedaAndromèdeAndromeda
AntAntliaSLuftpumpeAir PumpLa Machine PneumatiqueMacchina Pneumatica
ApsApusS-ParadiesvogelBird of ParadiseL'Oiseau de ParadisUccello del Paradiso
AqrAquariusNSzWassermannThe WaterbearerLe VerseauAcquario
AqlAquilaNSAdlerThe EagleL'AigleAquila
AraAraS-AltarThe AltarL'AutelAltare
AriAriesNzWidderThe RamLe BélierAriete
AurAurigaNFuhrmannThe CharioteerLe CocherAuriga
BooBootesNBärenhüter,BootesThe HerdsmanLe BouvierDemone, Bifolco
CaeCaelumSGrabstichelThe Graving-toolLe BurinBulino dello Incisore
CamCamelopardalisN*GiraffeThe GiraffeLa GirafeGiraffa
CncCancerNzKrebsThe CrabLe CancerCancro
CVnCanes VenaticiNJagdhundeThe Hunting DogsLes Chiens de ChasseCani da Caccia
CMaCanis MaiorSGrosser HundThe Great DogLe Grand ChienCane Maggiore
CMiCanis MinorNSKleiner HundThe Little DogLe Petit ChienCane Minore
CapCapricornusSzSteinbockCapricornLe CapricorneCapricorno
CarCarinaS-SchiffskielThe KeelLa CarèneCarena (della Nave)
CasCassiopeiaN*KassiopeiaCassiopeiaCassiopéeCassiopeia
CenCentaurusS-KentaurThe CentaurLe CentaureCentauro
CepCepheusN*KepheusCepheusCéphéeCefeo
CetCetusNSWalfischThe WhaleLa BaleineBalena
ChaChamaeleonS-ChamäleonChamaeleonLe CaméléonCamaleonte
CirCircinusS-ZirkelThe CompassesLe CompasCompasso
ColColumbaSTaubeThe DoveLa ColombeColomba
ComComa BerenicesNHaar der BerenikeBerenice's HairLa Chevelure de BéréniceChioma di Berenice
CrACorona AustralisS-Südliche KroneThe Southern CrownLa Couronne AustraleCorona Australe
CrBCorona BorealisNNördliche KroneThe Northern CrownLa Couronne BoréaleCorona Boreale
CrvCorvusSRabeThe CrowLe CorbeauCorvo
CrtCraterSBecherThe CupLa CoupeCoppa
CruCruxS-Kreuz des SüdensThe CrossLa Croix du SudCroce del Sud
CygCygnusNSchwanThe SwanLe CygneCigno
DelDelphinusNDelphinThe DolphinLe DauphinDelfino
DorDoradoS-GoldfischThe GoldfishLa DoradePesce Dorato
DraDracoN*DracheThe DragonLe DragonDragone
EquEquuleusNFüllenThe ColtLe Petit ChevalCavallo
EriEridanusSEridanusEridanusEridanFiume Eridano
ForFornaxSChemischer OfenThe FurnaceLe FourneauFornace
GemGeminiNzZwillingeThe TwinsLes GémeauxGemelli
GruGrusS-KranichThe CraneLa GrueGru
HerHerculesNHerkulesHerculesHerculeErcole
HorHorologiumS-PendeluhrThe ClockL'HorlogeOrologio
HyaHydraNSNördliche WasserschlangeThe Sea SerpentL'Hydre FemelleIdra femmina
HyiHydrusS-Südliche WasserschlangeHydrusL'Hydre MâleIdra maschio
IndIndusS-InderThe IndianL'IndienIndiano
LacLacertaNEidechseThe LizardLe LézardLucertola
LeoLeoNzLöweThe LionLe LionLeone
LMiLeo MinorNKleiner LöweThe Little LionLe Petit LionLeone Minore
LepLepusSHaseThe HareLe LièvreLepre
LibLibraSzWaageThe BalanceLe BalanceBilancia
LupLupusS-WolfThe WolfLe LoupLupo
LynLynxNLuchsThe LynxLe LynxLince
LyrLyraNLeierThe LyreLa LyreLira
MenMensaS-TafelbergThe Table MountainLa TableMensa
MicMicroscopiumSMikroskopThe MicroscopeLe MicroscopeMicroscopio
MonMonocerosNSEinhornThe UnicornLa LicorneUnicorno
MusMuscaS-FliegeThe FlyLa MoucheMosca
NorNormaS-WinkelmassThe LevelLa RègleSquadra
OctOctansS-OktantThe OctantL'OctantOttante
OphOphiuchusNSSchlangenträgerOphiuchusOphiuchusOfiucho
OriOrionNSOrionOrionOrionOrione
PavPavoS-PfauThe PeacockLe PaonPavone
PegPegasusNPegasusPegasus, Flying HorsePégasePegaso
PerPerseusNPerseusPerseusPerséePerseo
PhePhoenixS-PhoenixThe PhoenixLe PhénixFenice
PicPictorS-MalerstaffeleiThe PainterLe PeintrePittore
PscPiscesNzFischeThe FishesLes PoissonsPesci
PsAPiscis AustrinusSSüdlicher FischThe Southern FishLe Poisson AustralPesce Australe
PupPuppisSAchterdeckThe SternLa PoupePoppa
PyxPyxisSSchiffskompassThe CompassLa BoussoleBussola
RetReticulumS-NetzThe NetLe RéticuleReticolo
SgeSagittaNPfeilThe ArrowLa FlècheFreccia
SgrSagittariusSzSchützeThe ArcherLe SagittaireSagittario
ScoScorpiusSzSkorpionThe ScorpionLe ScorpionScorpione
SclSculptorSBildhauerThe SculptorLe SculpteurScultore
SctScutumSSchildThe ShieldL'EcuScudo
SerSerpensNSSchlangeThe SerpentLe SerpentSerpente
SexSextansNSSextantThe SextantLe SextantSestante
TauTaurusNzStierThe BullLe TaureauToro
TelTelescopiumS-FernrohrThe TelescopeLe TélescopeTelescopio
TrATriangulum AustraleS-Südliches DreieckThe Southern TriangleLe Triangle AustralTriangolo Australe
TriTriangulumNDreieckThe TriangleLe TriangleTriangolo
TucTucanaS-TukanThe ToucanLe ToucanTucano
UMaUrsa MaiorN*Grosser BärThe Great BearLa Grande OurseOrsa Maggiore
UMiUrsa MinorN*Kleiner BärThe Lesser BearLa Petite OurseOrsa Minore
VelVelaS-SegelThe SailsLes VoilesVela
VirVirgoNSzJungfrauThe VirginLa ViergeVergine
VolVolansS-Fliegender FischThe Flying FishLe Poisson VolantPesce volante
VulVulpeculaNFuchsThe FoxLe RenardVolpetta



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