EVAC Home Page


List of Constellations

This is a list of Constellations, the phonetic spelling of the name, the translated meaning of the name, and the common abbreviation. For additional information please refer to the International Astronomy Union's The Constellations page.

Name Pronunciation Meaning Abbreviation
Andromeda An-DROM-eh-de Princess Andromeda And
Antlia ANT-lee-ah Air pump Ant
Apus AY-pus Bird of Paradise Aps
Aquarius Ak-WARE-ee-us Water Carrier Aqr
Aquila AK-will-ah Eagle Aql
Ara AY-rah Altar Ara
Aries AY-ri-eez Ram Ari
Auriga Aw-RYE-ga Charioteer Aur
Bootes Bo-OH-teez Herdsman Boo
Caelum SEE-lum Graving Tool Cae
Camelopardalis Ka-MEL-oh-pard-al-iss Giraffe Cam
Cancer KAN-ser Crab Cnc
Canes Venatici KAY-neez Ve-NAT-i-sy Hunting Dogs CVn
Canis Major KAY-nis MAY-jer Large Dog CMa
Canis Minor KAY-nis MY-nor Small Dog CMi
Capricornus KAP-ri-kor-nus Sea Goat Cap
Carina Ka-REE-na Ship's Keel Car
Cassiopeia Kass-ee-oh-PEE-ah Queen Cassiopeia Cas
Centaurus Sen-TORE-us Centaur Cen
Cepheus SEE-fee-us King Cepheus Cep
Cetus SEE-tus Sea Monster Cet
Chamaeleon Ka-MEE-leon Chameleon Cha
Circinus SIR-si-nus Drawing Compasses Cir
Columba Kol-LUM-ba Dove Col
Coma Berenices KO-ma Beren-EYE-seez Berenice's Hair Com
Corona Australis Kor-OH-na Os-TRAL-iss Southern Crown CrA
Corona Borealis Kor-OH-na Bor-ee-AL-iss Northern Crown CrB
Corvus KOR-vus Crow Crv
Crater KRAY-ter Cup Crt
Crux Krucks Southern Cross Cru
Cygnus SIG-nus Swan Cyg
Delphinus Del-FY-nus Dolphin Del
Dorado Do-RAH-do Swordfish Dor
Draco DRAY-ko Dragon Dra
Equuleus Ee-KWOO-lee-us Colt Equ
Eridanus Eh-RID-an-us River Eri
Fornax FOR-naks Furnace For
Gemini JEM-in-eye Twins Gem
Grus Grus Crane Gru
Hercules HER-cue-leez Strong Man Hercules Her
Horologium Hor-oh-LOW-jee-um Clock Hor
Hydra HIGH-dra Female Water Serpent Hya
Hydrus HIGH-drus Male Water Serpent Hyi
Indus IN-dus American Indian Ind
Lacerta La-SIR-ta Lizard Lac
Leo LEE-oh Lion Leo
Leo Minor LEE-oh MY-nor Small Lion LMi
Lepus LEE-pus Hare Lep
Libra LEE-bra Scales Lib
Lupus LEW-puss Wolf Lup
Lynx Links Lynx (Bobcat) Lyn
Lyra LIE-ra Lyre Lyr
Mensa MEN-sa Table Mountain Men
Microscopium Micro-SCOPE-ee-um Microscope Mic
Monoceros Mo-NOS-eros Unicorn Mon
Musca MUS-ka Fly Mus
Norma NOR-ma Carpenter's Square Nor
Octans OK-tans Octant Oct
Ophiuchus Oh-fee-YOU-kus Serpent Bearer Oph
Orion Oh-RYE-an Hunter Orion Ori
Pavo PAY-vo Peacock Pav
Pegasus PEG-a-sus Flying Horse Pegasus Peg
Perseus PUR-see-us Hero Perseus Per
Phoenix FEE-nicks Phoenix Phe
Pictor PICK-tor Painter's Easel Pic
Pisces PIE-seez Fishes Psc
Piscis Austrinus PIE-sis Os-TRY-nus Southern Fish PsA
Puppis PUP-is Ship's Stern Pup
Pyxis PIK-sis Mariner's Compass Pyx
Reticulum Re-TICK-you-lum Reticle Ret
Sagitta Sa-JIH-ta Arrow Sge
Sagittarius Sa-jih-TARE-ee-us Archer Sgr
Scorpius SCORE-pee-us Scorpion Sco
Sculptor SKULP-tor Sculptor's Apparatus Scl
Scutum SKYOO-tum Shield Sct
Serpens (Caput, Cauda) SIR-pens (KA-put, KAY-uda) Serpent (Head, Tail) Ser
Sextans SEX-tans Sextant Sex
Taurus TORE-us Bull Tau
Telescopium Te-le-SCOPE-ee-um Telescope Tel
Triangulum Tri-ANG-you-lum Triangle Tri
Triangulum Australe Tri-ANG-you-lum Os-TRAY-lee Southern Triangle TrA
Tucana Too-KAN-ah Toucan Tuc
Ursa Major ER-sa MAY-jer Great Bear UMa
Ursa Minor ER-sa MY-ner Small Bear UMi
Vela VEE-la Ship's Sails Vel
Virgo VER-go Virgin Vir
Volans VO-lanz Flying Fish Vol
Vulpecula Vul-PECK-you-la Fox Vul