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Constellations

Draco (dragon or serpent) Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: +65; Source: Creation and dragon myths from Greek, Roman, eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian and Norse cultures Two cir...

Monoceros (Unicorn) Constellation -- Location: Galactic equator, visible in both hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 07h; Declination: -05; Source: Modern Monoceros is a modern constellation formulated around 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, a German s...

Ophiuchus (serpent bearer) Constellation -- Location: Equatorial, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: 0; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Ophiuchus seems to be a figure of a man entwined with two sna...

Orion (the hunter) Constellation -- Location: Celestial Equator (visible in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres); Coordinates: Right Ascension: 05h; Declination: -05; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, ancient Indian & Egyptian The pattern in the con...

Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of thre...

Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of...

Pisces (fish) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible from both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 01h; Declination: +15; Source: Ancient, Middle East and eastern Mediterranean, also Greek and Roman mythology. The constellat...

Sagittarius (archer) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 19h; Declination: -25; Source: Greek mythology, related to or derived from Sumerian and Babylonian myths, also Arab The ...

Scutum (shield) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 19h; Declination: -10; Source: Astronomer Johannes Hevelius This constellation was originally named Scutum Sobiescianum, Latin for Shield of Sobieski. Jan...

Taurus (the bull) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 04h; Declination: +15; Source: Bull legends from various ancient civilizations, also Greek mythology, Egyptian, Arab, other ...

Tucana Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere (polar region); Coordinates: Right Ascension: 24h; Declination: -65; Source: 17th century Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, with astronomer Johann Bayer Tucana is...

Ursa Major (big bear) Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 11h; Declination: +50; Source: Greek, Roman, and Native American mythology The constellation name, Ursa Major, means Big Bear. The "bear" association...

Vela (the sail) Constellation -- Location: Mostly Southern Hemisphere, low on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 09h; Declination: -50; Source: Modern constellation by astronomer Abbe Nicholas de Lacaille The stor...

Virgo (the maiden) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 13h; Declination: 0; Source: Associated with almost every major female deity in world-wide early civilizations The constel...

Leo (the lion) Constellation -- Leo (the lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. Leo lies between dim Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east. Notable features This constellation contains many bright stars, such as Regulus (α Leo), the lio...

Libra (the scales) Constellation -- Libra (the scales) is a constellation of the zodiac. It is a fairly inconspicuous constellation and has no star of first magnitude, lying between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. As the names of the br...

Ursa Minor (little dipper) Constellation -- Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, whose name means the "Lesser Bear" in Latin. It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. It is notable as th...

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Sc...

Lynx Constellation -- Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. Its name originates from the fact that someone would need the eyes of a lynx to see it. Its most notable deep sky object ...

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which toget...