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The Constellations

Abbreviations and Date of Culmination (at 2100)

** Indicates that the constellation does not rise, or only rises partially, from 32º S.

Constellation Common Name Genitive Abbr. Cul.
Andromeda Andromeda Andromedae And Nov 23
Antlia The Air Pump Antliae Ant Apr 10
Apus The Bird of Paradise Apodi Aps Jul 05
Aquarius The Water Carrier Aquarii Aqr Oct 09
Aquila The Eagle Aquilae Aql Aug 30
Ara The Altar Arae Ara Jul 25
Aries The Ram Arietis Ari Dec 14
Auriga The Charioteer Aurigae Aur Feb 04
Bootes The Herdsman Bootis Boo Jun 16
Caelum The Chisel Caeli Cae Jan 15
Camelopardalis** The Giraffe Camelopardi Cam Feb 06
Cancer The Crab Cancri Cnc Mar 16
Canes Venatici The Hunting Dogs Canum Venaticorum CVn May 22
Canis Major The Greater Dog Canis Majoris CMa Feb 16
Canis Minor The Lesser Dog Canis Minoris CMi Feb 28
Capricornus The Sea Goat Capricorni Cap Sep 22
Carina The Keel Carinae Car Mar 17
Cassiopeia** Cassiopeia Cassopeiae Cas Nov 23
Centaurus The Centaur Centauri Cen May 14
Cepheus** Cepheus Cephei Cep Nov 13
Cetus The Whale Ceti Cet Nov 29
Chamaeleon Chamaeleon Chamaeleontis Cha Apr 15
Circinus The Compasses Circini Cir Jun 14
Columba The Dove Columbae Col Feb 01
Coma Berenices Berenice's Hair Comae Berenices Com May 17
Corona Australis The Southern Crown Coronae Australis CrA Aug 14
Corona Borealis The Northern Crown Coronae Borealis CrB Jul 03
Corvus The Crow Corvi Crv May 12
Crater The Cup Crateri Crt Apr 26
Crux The Southern Cross Crucis Cru May 12
Cygnus The Swan Cygni Cyg Sep 13
Delphinus The Dolphin Delphini Del Sep 14
Dorado The Goldfish Doradus Dor Jan 31
Draco** The Dragon Draconis Dra Jul 08
Equuleus The Little Horse Equulei Equ Sep 22
Eridanus The River Eridani Eri Dec 25
Fornax The Furnace Fornacis For Dec 17
Gemini The Twins Geminorum Gem Feb 19
Grus The Crane Gruis Gru Oct 12
Hercules Hercules Herculis Her Jul 28
Horologium The Pendulum Clock Horologii Hor Dec 25
Hydra The Water Snake Hydrae Hya Apr 29
Hydrus The Lesser Water Snake Hydri Hyi Dec 10
Indus The Indian Indi Ind Sep 26
Lacerta The Lizard Lacertae Lac Oct 12
Leo The Lion Leonis Leo Apr 15
Leo Minor The Lesser Lion Leonis Minoris LMi Apr 09
Lepus The Hare Leporis Lep Jan 28
Libra The Scales Librae Lib Jun 23
Lupus The Wolf Lupi Lup Jun 23
Lynx** Lynx Lyncis Lyn Mar 05
Lyra The Lyre Lyrae Lyr Aug 18
Mensa The Table Mountain Mensae Men Jan 28
Microscopium The Microscope Microscopii Mic Sep 18
Monoceros The Unicorn Monocerotis Mon Feb 19
Musca The Fly Muscae Mus May 14
Norma The Level Normae Nor Jul 03
Octans The Octant Octantis Oct Circum
Ophiuchus The Serpent Holder Ophiuchi Oph Jul 26
Orion The Hunter Orionis Ori Jan 27
Pavo The Peacock Pavonis Pav Aug 29
Pegasus The Winged Horse Pegasi Peg Oct 16
Perseus Perseus Persei Per Dec 22
Phoenix The Phoenix Phoenicis Phe Nov 18
Pictor The Painter's Easel Pictoris Pic Jan 30
Pisces The Fishes Piscium Psc Nov 11
Piscis Austrinus The Southern Fish Piscis Austrini PsA Oct 09
Puppis The Stern Puppis Pup Feb 22
Pyxis The Compass Pyxidis Pyx Mar 21
Reticulum The Net Reticuli Ret Jan 03
Sagitta The Arrow Sagittae Sge Aug 30
Sagittarius The Archer Sagittarii Sgr Aug 21
Scorpius The Scorpion Scorpii Sco Jul 18
Sculptor The Sculptor Sculptoris Scl Nov 10
Scutum The Shield Scuti Sct Aug 15
Serpens The Serpent Serpentis Ser Jul 21
Sextans The Sextant Sextantis Sex Apr 08
Taurus The Bull Tauri Tau Jan 14
Telescopium The Telescope Telescopii Tel Aug 24
Triangulum The Triangle Trianguli Tri Dec 07
Triangulum Australe The Southern Triangle Trianguli Australis TrA Jul 07
Tucana The Toucan Tucanae Tuc Nov 01
Ursa Major** The Great Bear Ursa Majoris UMa Apr 25
Ursa Minor** The Lesser Bear Ursa Minoris UMi Jun 27
Vela The Sails Velorum Vel Mar 30
Virgo The Virgin Virginis Vir May 26
Volans The Flying Fish Volantis Vol Mar 04
Vulpecula The Fox Vulpeculae Vul Sep 08

This page was last updated on 9 March, 2014