Constellations

Constelaciones

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.

 

 

AndromedaAndromedaeAndAndrómeda
AntliaAntliaeAntMáquina Neumática
ApusApodisApsAve del Paraíso
AquariusAcuariiAqrAcuario
AquilaAquilaeAqlAguila
AraAraeAraAltar
AriesArietisAriCarnero
AurigaAurigaeAurCochero
BootesBootisBooBoyero
CaelumCaeliCaeCincel o El Buril
CamelopardalisCamelopardalisCamJirafa
CancerCancriCncCangrejo
Canes VenaticiCanum VenaticorumCVnPerros de Caza
Canis MajorCanis MajorisCMaCan Mayor
Canis MinorCanis MinorisCMiCan Menor
CapricornusCapricorniCapCapricornio o La Cabra
CarinaCarinaeCarLa Quilla
CassiopeiaCassiopeiaeCasCasiopea
CentaurusCentauriCenCentauro
CepheusCepheiCepCefeo
CetusCetiCetBallena
CircinusCirciniCirCompás
ColumbaColumbaeColPaloma
Coma BerenicesComae BerenicesComLa Cabellera de Berenice
Corona AustralisCoronae AustralisCrACorona Austral
Corona BorealisCoronae BorealisCrBCorona Boreal
CorvusCorviCrvCuervo
CraterCraterisCrtLa Copa
CruxCrucisCruCruz del Sur
CygnusCygniCygCisne
ChamaleonChamaeleonisChaCamaleón
DelphinusDelphiniDelDelfín
DoradoDoradusDorCarpa Dorada o Pez Espada
DracoDraconisDraDragón
EquuleusEquuleiEquCaballito o Potrillo
EridanusEridaniEriEl Río Eridano
FornaxFornacisForHorno
GeminiGeminorumGemLos Gemelos
GrusGruisGruGrulla
HerculesHerculisHerHércules
HorologiumHorologiiHorEl Reloj
HydraHydraeHyaHidra Hembra
HydrusHydriHyiHidra Macho
IndusIndiIndIndio
LacertaLacertaeLacLagarto
LeoLeonisLeoEl León
Leo MinorLeonis MinorisLMiLeón Menor
LepusLeporisLepLiebre
LibraLibraeLibBalanza
LupusLupiLupLobo
LynxLincisLynLince
LyraLyraeLyrLira
MensaMensaeMenMesa
MicroscopiumMicroscopiiMicMicroscopio
MonocerosMonocerotisMonUnicornio
MuscaMuscaeMusMosca
NormaNormaeNorEscuadra
OctansOctantisOctOctante
OphiuchusOphiuchiOphOfiuco
OrionOrionisOriOrión
PavoPavonisPavPavo
PegasusPegasiPegPegaso
PerseusPerseiPerPerseo
PhoenixPhoenicisPheAve Fénix
PictorPictorisPicCaballete de Pintor
PiscesPisciumPscLos Peces
Piscis AustrinusPiscis AustriniPsApez Austral
PuppisPuppisPupPopa
PyxisPyxidisPyxBrújula
ReticulumReticuliRetRetículo
SagittaSagittaeSgeFlecha
SagittariusSagittariiSgrSagitario
ScorpiusScorpiiScoEscorpión
SculptorSculptorisSclEscultor
ScutumScutiSctEl Escudo
SerpensSerpentisSerSerpiente
SextansSextantisSexSextante
TaurusTauriTauTauro o el Toro
TelescopiumTelescopiiTelTelescopio
TriangulumTrianguliTriTriángulo
Triangulum AustraleTrianguli AustraliTrATriángulo Austral
TucanaTucanaeTucTucán
Ursa MajorUrsae MajorisUMaOsa Mayor
Ursa MinorUrsae MinorisUMiOsa Menor
VelaVelorumVelVela
VirgoVirginiesVirLa Virgen
VolansVolanteVolPez Volador
VulpeculaVulpeculaeVulZorra o El Zorro

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