Constellations

Sculptor

Sculptor

Located in the southern sky, Sculptor is a small and faint constellation, which represents a sculptor. The constellation was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century with the original name of Apparatus Sculptoris. Apparatus Sculptoris translates to…


Draco

Draco

Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky. Its name is Latin for dragon. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88…


Corona Australis

Corona Australis

Located in the southern hemisphere, Corona Australis is a constellation that translates to “southern crown” from Latin. The constellation is the southern counterpart of Corona Borealis, the northern crown. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by…


Horologium

Horologium

Horologium is a constellation of six stars faintly visible in the southern celestial hemisphere. The name in Latin for the pendulum clock, which comes from the Greek ὡρολόγιον, which means ‘an instrument for telling the…


Musca

Musca

Located in the southern sky, the constellation Musca which is Latin for “the fly” is a small constellation. It was one of 12 constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser…


Pavo

Pavo

Pavo is a constellation in the southern sky whose name is Latin for “peacock” that first appeared on a 35-cm diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam. It would later be depicted in Johann…



Cetus

Cetus

The constellation Cetus has a been depicted in many ways through history as several cultures have each had different depictions and mythologies for the constellation. The constellation represents in sea monster in Greek mythology, and…


Lupus

Lupus

Located in the Southern Sky, Lupus is a constellation that is Latin for wolf. Lupus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern…


Caelum

Caelum

Located in the southern sky, Caelum is a faint constellation that was a introduced in the 1750s by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.  In Latin, the name means “chisel,” but it was formerly known as Caelum Sculptorium. Caelum Scupltorium is Latin…