All Constellations

All 88 constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

IAU Name English Name Season Declination DSO
Andromeda (And)Chained MaidenJun … Feb+53.2°+21.7°19
Antlia (Ant)Air PumpDec … Apr-24.5°-40.4°0
Apus (Aps)Bird of Paradise-67.5°-83.1°0
Aquarius (Aqr)Water BearerJul … Dec+3.3°-24.9°5
Aquila (Aql)EagleJul … Sep+18.7°-11.9°7
Ara (Ara)Altar-45.5°-67.7°0
Aries (Ari)RamAug … Feb+31.2°+10.4°5
Auriga (Aur)CharioteerAug … Apr+56.2°+27.9°16
Bootes (Boo)HerdsmanDec … Sep+55.0°+7.4°3
Caelum (Cae)Engraving ToolOct … Jan-27.0°-48.7°1
Camelopardalis (Cam)GiraffeSep … Mar+86.1°+52.7°7
Cancer (Cnc)CrabNov … May+33.1°+6.5°3
Canes Venatici (CVn)Hunting DogsJan … Jul+52.4°+27.8°16
Canis Maior (CMa)Great DogNov … Feb-11.0°-33.3°2
Canis Minor (CMi)Lesser DogOct … Apr+13.2°-0.4°1
Capricornus (Cap)Sea GoatJul … Oct-8.4°-27.6°1
Carina (Car)Keel-50.8°-75.7°0
Cassiopeia (Cas)Seated QueenJul … Jan+77.7°+46.7°19
Centaurus (Cen)CentaurMar … Apr-30.0°-64.7°0
Cepheus (Cep)KingMay … Dec+88.7°+53.4°22
Cetus (Cet)Sea MonsterSep … Dec+10.5°-24.9°3
Chamaeleon (Cha)Chameleon-75.3°-83.1°0
Circinus (Cir)Compass-55.4°-70.6°0
Columba (Col)DoveNov … Feb-27.1°-43.1°0
Coma Berenices (Com)Bernice's HairDec … Jul+33.3°+13.3°19
Corona Australis (CrA)Southern CrownJun … Aug-36.8°-45.5°0
Corona Borealis (CrB)Northern CrownJan … Sep+39.7°+25.5°0
Corvus (Crv)CrowJan … May-11.7°-25.2°2
Crater (Crt)CupJan … May-6.7°-25.2°0
Crux (Cru)Southern Cross-55.7°-64.7°0
Cygnus (Cyg)SwanMar … Dec+61.4°+27.7°35
Delphinus (Del)DolphinApr … Nov+20.9°+2.4°3
Dorado (Dor)Swordfish-48.7°-70.1°0
Draco (Dra)DragonFeb … Sep+86.5°+47.5°9
Equuleus (Equ)Little HorseJun … Nov+13.0°+2.5°0
Eridanus (Eri)RiverSep … Feb+0.4°-57.9°2
Fornax (For)FurnaceNov … Jan-23.8°-39.5°2
Gemini (Gem)TwinsOct … Apr+35.4°+9.8°10
Grus (Gru)CraneAug … Sep-36.3°-56.4°0
Hercules (Her)HerculesMar … Oct+51.3°+3.7°6
Horologium (Hor)ClockNov … Dec-39.6°-67.0°0
Hydra (Hya)Female Water SnakeJan … Apr+6.6°-35.7°4
Hydrus (Hyi)Male Water Snake-57.8°-82.1°0
Indus (Ind)Indian-45.0°-74.5°0
Lacerta (Lac)LizardMay … Dec+56.9°+35.2°2
Leo (Leo)LionNov … May+33.0°-6.7°14
Leo Minor (LMi)Lesser LionOct … Jun+41.4°+22.8°10
Lepus (Lep)HareOct … Feb-10.8°-27.3°2
Libra (Lib)ScalesMar … Jun-0.5°-30.0°3
Lupus (Lup)WolfApr … May-29.8°-55.6°0
Lynx (Lyn)LynxNov … Apr+62.0°+33.0°8
Lyra (Lyr)LyreFeb … Dec+47.7°+25.7°7
Mensa (Men)Table Mountain-69.7°-85.3°0
Microscopium (Mic)MicroscopeJul … Sep-27.5°-45.1°0
Monoceros (Mon)UnicornOct … Mar+11.9°-11.4°9
Musca (Mus)Fly-64.6°-75.7°0
Norma (Nor)Carpenter's Square-42.3°-60.4°0
Octans (Oct)Octant-74.3°-90.0°0
Ophiuchus (Oph)Serpent BearerMar … Aug+14.4°-30.2°13
Orion (Ori)HunterSep … Mar+22.9°-11.0°12
Pavo (Pav)Peacock-56.6°-75.0°0
Pegasus (Peg)Winged HorseJun … Dec+36.6°+2.3°13
Perseus (Per)HeroAug … Mar+59.1°+30.9°14
Phoenix (Phe)PhoenixSep … Oct-39.3°-57.8°0
Pictor (Pic)Painter's Easel-42.8°-64.2°0
Pisces (Psc)FishesJul … Jan+33.7°-6.3°4
Piscis Austrinus (PsA)Southern FishJul … Oct-24.8°-36.5°0
Puppis (Pup)SternNov … Feb-11.3°-51.1°6
Pyxis (Pyx)CompassDec … Mar-17.4°-37.3°0
Reticulum (Ret)Reticle-52.7°-67.2°0
Sagitta (Sge)ArrowApr … Nov+21.6°+16.1°2
Sagittarius (Sgr)ArcherMay … Sep-11.7°-45.3°21
Scorpius (Sco)ScorpionApr … Aug-8.3°-45.8°10
Sculptor (Scl)SculptorAug … Dec-24.8°-39.4°2
Scutum (Sct)ShieldApr … Sep-3.8°-15.9°4
Serpens (Ser)SerpentMar … Sep+25.7°-16.1°2
Sextans (Sex)SextantDec … May+6.4°-11.7°0
Taurus (Tau)BullAug … Mar+31.1°-1.3°6
Telescopium (Tel)Telescope-45.1°-57.0°0
Triangulum (Tri)TriangleJun … Mar+37.3°+25.6°6
Triangulum Australe (TrA)Southern Triangle-60.3°-70.5°0
Tucana (Tuc)Toucan-56.3°-75.3°0
Ursa Maior (UMa)Great BearNov … Jul+73.1°+28.3°18
Ursa Minor (UMi)Little BearJan … Dec+90.0°+65.4°0
Vela (Vel)SailsDec … Mar-37.2°-57.2°0
Virgo (Vir)MaidenJan … Jun+14.4°-22.7°28
Volans (Vol)Flying Fish-64.1°-75.5°0
Vulpecula (Vul)FoxMar … Dec+29.5°+19.4°9

Note: The «Season» column indicates the months in which the constellation is highest in the sky at night at a latitude of 47 ° North and can therefore best be observed. In the middle of the month, the constellation (IAU limit) will be wholly or partially above the horizon at midnight. In the case of circumpolar constellations, these are located near the zenith. So it can partly be seen outside of the season, but then either goes down early or rises very late or is only partially visible. DSO refers to the number of described deep-sky objects.