Constellation Tables

All Constellation Table

Constellation

Sym.

Genitive

Constellation

Sym.

Genitive

Andromeda And Andromedae Lacerta Lac Lacertae
Antlia Ant Antliae Leo Leo Leonis
Apus Aps Apodus Leo Minor LMi Leonis Minoris
Aquarius Aqr Aquarii Lepus Lep Leporis
Aquila Aql Aquilae Libra Lib Librae
Ara Ara Arae Lupus Lup Lupi
Aries Ari Arietis Lynx Lyn Lyncis
Auriga Aur Aurigae Lyra Lyr Lyrae
Boötes Boo Boötis Mensa Men Mensae
Caelum Cae Caeli Microscopium Mic Microscopii
Camelopardalis Cam Camelopardalis Monoceros Mon Monocerotis
Cancer Cnc Cancri Musca Mus Muscae
Canes Venatici CVn Canum Venaticorum Norma Nor Normae
Canis Major CMa Canis Majoris Octans Oct Octantis
Canis Minor CMi Canis Minoris Ophiuchus Oph Ophiuchi
Capricornus Cap Capricorni Orion Ori Orionis
Carina Car Carinae Pavo Pav Pavonis
Cassiopeia Cas Cassiopeiae Pegasus Peg Pegasi
Centaurus Cen Centauri Perseus Per Persei
Cepheus Cep Cephei Phoenix Phe Phoenicis
Cetus Cet Ceti Pictor Pic Pictoris
Chamaeleon Cha Chamaeleontis Pisces Psc Piscium
Circinus Cir Circini Piscis Austrinus PsA Piscis Austrini
Columba Col Columbae Puppis Pup Puppis
Coma Berenices Com Comae Berenices Pyxis Pyx Pyxidis
Corona Australis CrA Corona Australis Reticulum Ret Reticuli
Corona Borealis CrB Corona Borealis Sagitta Sge Sagittae
Corvus Crv Corvi Sagittarius Sgr Sagittarii
Crater Crt Crateris Scorpius Sco Scorpii
Crux Cru Crucis Sculptor Scl Sculptoris
Cygnus Cyg Cygni Scutum Sct Scuti
Delphinus Del Delphini Serpens (cauda & caput) Ser Serpentis
Dorado Dor Doradus Sextans Sex Sextantis
Draco Dra Draconis Taurus Tau Tauri
Equuleus Equ Equulei Telescopium Tel Telescopii
Eridanus Eri Eridani Triangulum Tri Trianguli
Fornax For Fornacis Triangulum Australe TrA Trianguli Australis
Gemini Gem Geminorum Tucana Tuc Tucanae
Grus Gru Gruis Ursa Major UMa Ursae Majoris
Hercules Her Herculis Ursa Minor UMi Ursae Minoris
Horologium Hor Horologii Vela Vel Velorum
Hydra Hya Hydrae Virgo Vir Virginis
Hydrus Hyi Hydri Volans Vol Volantis
Indus Ind Indi Vulpecula Vul Vulpeculae

* Genitive refers to possession. For example: Alpha Centauri means that a star named Alpha belongs to the constellation Centaurus.



Modern Constellation Table

Author

Constellation

Year

Lucida

Hevelius Canes Venatici 1690 2.9
Lacerta 1690 3.8
Leo Minor 1690 3.8
Lynx 1690 3.1
Scutum 1684 3.8
Sextans 1690 4.5
Vulpecula 1690 4.4
LaCaille Antlia 1754 4.2
Caelum 1754 4.4
Circinus 1754 3.2
Fornax 1754 3.9
Horologium 1754 3.9
Mensa 1754 5.1
Microscopium 1754 4.7
Norma 1754 4.0
Octans 1754 3.8
Pictor 1754 3.3
Pyxis 1754 3.7
Reticulum 1754 3.4
Sculptor 1754 4.3
Telescopium 1754 3.5
LaCaille/de Vaugondy Carina 1764 -0.7
Puppis 1764 2.2
Vela 1764 1.8
Plancius Camelopardalis 1612 4.0
Columba 1592 2.6
Crux 1598 1.2
Monoceros 1612 3.9
Plancius/Keyser Apus 1598 3.8
Chamaeleon 1598 4.1
Dorado 1598 3.3
Grus 1598 1.7
Hydrus 1598 2.8
Indus 1598 3.1
Musca 1598 2.7
Pavo 1598 1.9
Phoenix 1598 2.4
Triangulum Australis 1598 1.9
Tucana 1598 2.9
Volans 1598 3.8
Vopel Coma Berenices 1536 4.3

* Lucida - the brightest star in a constellation.

* Hevelius engraved illustrations of his new constellations on planispheres in 1686. The individual constellations were engraved on larger sheets in 1687 (Scutum was engraved earlier). The new constellations were first published in 1690 (with the exception of Scutum).

* LaCaille debuted his constellations publicly in 1754. They were not published in printed form until 1756. In the 1756 catalog LaCaille divided the stars of Argo Navis into Carina, Puppis, Vela, and Malus, but he never illustrated them as separate constellations. The first to do so was de Vaugondy in 1764 (he did not include Malus).

* Plancius published a Southern Cross in 1589 but it was not positioned correctly until 1598.

* A Southern Triangle was published by Plancius in 1589 but whether or not it was the same as Triangulum Australe is debatable.