Constellation  Code  Common Name  Origin  Map  Details 
Andromeda  And  The Chained Princess  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Antlia  Ant  The Air Pump  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Apus  Aps  The Bird of Paradise  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Aquarius  Aqr  The Water Bearer  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Aquila  Aql  The Eagle  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Ara  Ara  The Altar  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Aries  Ari  The Ram  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Auriga  Aur  The Charioteer  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Bootes  Boo  The Herdsman  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Caelum  Cae  The Chisel  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Camelopardalis  Cam  The Giraffe  The constellation was first described by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but was created earlier by Petrus Plancius.  Click...  More... 
Cancer  Cnc  The Crab  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Canes Venatici  CVn  The Hunting Dogs  Introduced by Introduced by Johannes Hevelius in his 'Firmamentum Sobiescianum' 1690.  Click...  More... 
Canis Major  Cma  The Great Dog  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Canis Minor  Cmi  The Little Dog  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Capricornus  Cap  The Sea Goat  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Carina  Car  The Keel  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Cassiopeia  Cas  The Queen  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Centaurus  Cen  The Centaur  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Cepheus  Cep  The King  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Cetus  Cet  The Sea Monster  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Chamaeleon  Cha  The Chameleon  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Circinus  Cir  The Drawing Compass  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Columba  Col  The Dove  Columba was created by Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius in 1592.  Click...  More... 
Coma Berenices  Com  Berenices's Hair  Introduced by Tycho Brahe in his 'Astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata' (1602)  Click...  More... 
Corona Australis  CrA  The Southern Crown  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Corona Borealis  CBr  The Northern Crown  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Corvus  Crv  The Crow  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Crater  Crt  The Cup  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Crux  Cru  The Southern Cross  Introduced by Petrus Plancius (1597), depicted later by Augustin Royer (1679)  Click...  More... 
Cygnus  Cyg  The Swan  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Delphinus  Del  The Dolphin  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Dorado  Dor  The Swordfish  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Draco  Dra  The Dragon  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Equuleus  Equ  The Little Horse  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Eridanus  Eri  The River  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Fornax  For  The Furnace  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Gemini  Gem  The Twins  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Grus  Gru  The Crane  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Hercules  Her  Herules (Greek Hero)  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Horologium  Hor  The Clock  Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in his book 'Coelum Australe Stelliferum' (1763)  Click...  More... 
Hydra  Hya  The Sea Serpent  One of 48 original constellations introduced by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy  'The Almagest', c 140 AD.  Click...  More... 
Hydrus  Hyi  The Little Snake  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Indus  Ind  The Indian  Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1595), Petrius Plancius (1597), Johann Bayer 'Uranometria' (1603)  Click...  More... 
Lacerta  Lac  The Lizard  Introduced by Johannes Hevelius in his 'Firmamentum Sobiescianum' 1690  Click...  More... 
