Constellations

The constellations are groups of stars in the sky which have been given forms or imaginary figures for recognition. These can be identified by looking at the brightest stars in the sky.

A lot of constellations were described and identified in antiquity which are named after animals or mythology. For ancient civilizations the stars were instrumental in the development of agriculture and indicating the start and end of the seasons, for which they created advanced planting schedules.

The worst enemy of the constellations is light pollution, which hinders us visibility estas.Los astronomers of antiquity realized that the sun and moon move through 12 constellations, which were called zodiac constellations.

Today 88 constellations are recognized, some of which are visible from both hemispheres and others only northern or southern hemisphere.

Then the most recognizable constellations are mentioned.

 

 

Andromeda Andromedae And Andrómeda
Antlia Antliae Ant Máquina Neumática
Apus Apodis Aps Ave del Paraíso
Aquarius Acuarii Aqr Acuario
Aquila Aquilae Aql Aguila
Ara Arae Ara Altar
Aries Arietis Ari Carnero
Auriga Aurigae Aur Cochero
Bootes Bootis Boo Boyero
Caelum Caeli Cae Cincel o El Buril
Camelopardalis Camelopardalis Cam Jirafa
Cancer Cancri Cnc Cangrejo
Canes Venatici Canum Venaticorum CVn Perros de Caza
Canis Major Canis Majoris CMa Can Mayor
Canis Minor Canis Minoris CMi Can Menor
Capricornus Capricorni Cap Capricornio o La Cabra
Carina Carinae Car La Quilla
Cassiopeia Cassiopeiae Cas Casiopea
Centaurus Centauri Cen Centauro
Cepheus Cephei Cep Cefeo
Cetus Ceti Cet Ballena
Circinus Circini Cir Compás
Columba Columbae Col Paloma
Coma Berenices Comae Berenices Com La Cabellera de Berenice
Corona Australis Coronae Australis CrA Corona Austral
Corona Borealis Coronae Borealis CrB Corona Boreal
Corvus Corvi Crv Cuervo
Crater Crateris Crt La Copa
Crux Crucis Cru Cruz del Sur
Cygnus Cygni Cyg Cisne
Chamaleon Chamaeleonis Cha Camaleón
Delphinus Delphini Del Delfín
Dorado Doradus Dor Carpa Dorada o Pez Espada
Draco Draconis Dra Dragón
Equuleus Equulei Equ Caballito o Potrillo
Eridanus Eridani Eri El Río Eridano
Fornax Fornacis For Horno
Gemini Geminorum Gem Los Gemelos
Grus Gruis Gru Grulla
Hercules Herculis Her Hércules
Horologium Horologii Hor El Reloj
Hydra Hydrae Hya Hidra Hembra
Hydrus Hydri Hyi Hidra Macho
Indus Indi Ind Indio
Lacerta Lacertae Lac Lagarto
Leo Leonis Leo El León
Leo Minor Leonis Minoris LMi León Menor
Lepus Leporis Lep Liebre
Libra Librae Lib Balanza
Lupus Lupi Lup Lobo
Lynx Lincis Lyn Lince
Lyra Lyrae Lyr Lira
Mensa Mensae Men Mesa
Microscopium Microscopii Mic Microscopio
Monoceros Monocerotis Mon Unicornio
Musca Muscae Mus Mosca
Norma Normae Nor Escuadra
Octans Octantis Oct Octante
Ophiuchus Ophiuchi Oph Ofiuco
Orion Orionis Ori Orión
Pavo Pavonis Pav Pavo
Pegasus Pegasi Peg Pegaso
Perseus Persei Per Perseo
Phoenix Phoenicis Phe Ave Fénix
Pictor Pictoris Pic Caballete de Pintor
Pisces Piscium Psc Los Peces
Piscis Austrinus Piscis Austrini PsA pez Austral
Puppis Puppis Pup Popa
Pyxis Pyxidis Pyx Brújula
Reticulum Reticuli Ret Retículo
Sagitta Sagittae Sge Flecha
Sagittarius Sagittarii Sgr Sagitario
Scorpius Scorpii Sco Escorpión
Sculptor Sculptoris Scl Escultor
Scutum Scuti Sct El Escudo
Serpens Serpentis Ser Serpiente
Sextans Sextantis Sex Sextante
Taurus Tauri Tau Tauro o el Toro
Telescopium Telescopii Tel Telescopio
Triangulum Trianguli Tri Triángulo
Triangulum Australe Trianguli Australi TrA Triángulo Austral
Tucana Tucanae Tuc Tucán
Ursa Major Ursae Majoris UMa Osa Mayor
Ursa Minor Ursae Minoris UMi Osa Menor
Vela Velorum Vel Vela
Virgo Virginies Vir La Virgen
Volans Volante Vol Pez Volador
Vulpecula Vulpeculae Vul Zorra o El Zorro

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