The 88 Official Constellations
(with individual iau charts)
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Chart # hem. abbrev. name meaning
And Andromeda daughter of cassiopeia
2 S
Ant Antlia the air pump
3 Aps Apus bird of paradise
4 Aqr Aquarius the water bearer
5 Aql Aquila the eagle
6 Ara Ara the altar
7 Ari Aries the ram
8 Aur Auriga the charioteer
9 Boo Bo÷tes the herdsman
10 Cae Caelum the chisel
11 Cam Camelopardalis the giraffe
12 Cnc Cancer the crab
13 CVn Canes Venatici the hunting dogs
14 CMa Canis Major the big dog
15 CMi Canis Minor the little dog
16 Cap Capricornus the goat
17 Car Carina the keel (of argo)
18 Cas Cassiopeia the queen
19 Cen Centaurus the centaur
20 Cep Cepheus the king
21 Cet Cetus the whale
22 Cha Chamaeleon the cameleon
23 Cir Circinus the compasses
24 Col Columba the dove
25 Com Coma Berenices berenice's hair
26 CrA Corona Austrina southern crown
27 CrB Corona Borealis northern crown
28 Crv Corvus the crow
29 Crt Crater the cup
30 Cru Crux the cross
31 Cyg Cygnus the swan
32 Del Celphinus the dolphin
33 Dor Dorado the swordfish
34 Dra Draco the dragon
35 Equ Equuleus the little horse
36 Eri Eridanus the river
37 For Fornax the furnace
38 Gem Gemini the twins
39 Gru Grus the crane (bird)
40 Her Hercules the son of zeus
41 Hor Horologium the clock
42 Hya Hydra the water snake (female)
43 Hyi Hydrus the water snake (male)
44 Ind Indus the american indian
45 Lac Lacerta the lizard
46 Leo Leo the lion
47 LMi Leo Minor the little lion
48 Lep Lepus the hare
49 Llib Libra the balance
50 Lup Lupus the wolf
51 Lyn Lynx the lynx
52 Lyr Lyra the lyre
53 Men Mensa the table
54 Mic Microscopium the microscope
55 Mon Monoceros the unicorn
56 Mus Musca the fly
57 Nor Norma the square
58 Oct Octans the octant
59 Oph Ophiuchus the serpent-bearer
60 Ori Orion the hunter
61 Pav Pavo the peacock
62 Peg Pegasus the winged horse
63 Per Perseus rescuer of andromeda
64 Phe Phoenix the phoenix
65 Pic Pictor the painter
66 Psc Pisces the fishes
67 PsA Piscis austrinus the southern fish
68 Pup Puppis the stern (of argo)
69 Pyx Pyxis the compass
70 Ret Reticulum the reticle
71 Sge Sagitta the arrow
72 Sgr Sagittarius the archer
73 Sco Scorpius the scorpion
74 Scl Sculptor the sculptor
75 Sct Scutum the shield
Serpens Cauda 76a Ser Serpens (Cauda) the serpent head
Serpens Caput 76b Ser Serpens (Caput) the serpent tail
77 Sex Sextans the sextant
78 Tau Taurus the bull
79 Tel Telescopium the telescope
80 Tri Triangulum the triangle
81 TrA Triangulum Australe southern triangle
82 Tuc Tucana the toucan
83 UMa Ursa Major the great bear
84 UMi Ursa Minor the little bear
85 Vel Vela the sails (of argo)
86 Vir Virgo the maiden
87 Vol Volans the flying fish
88 Vul VSulpecula the fox