Constellations

A list of the 88 constellations used in modern astronomy, which properly speaking are not patterns of stars, as in the common use of the word, but areas of the sky..

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idconstellationabbreviations1abbreviations2genitiveoriginmeaningbrightest_star
1Andromeda\n/ænˈdrɒmɨdə/AndAndrAndromedae\n/ænˈdrɒmɨdiː/ancient (Ptolemy)Andromeda (mythological character)Alpheratz
2Antlia\n/ˈæntliə/AntAntlAntliae\n/ˈæntli.iː/1763, Lacailleair pumpα Antliae
3Apus\n/ˈeɪpəs/ApsApusApodis\n/ˈæpɵdɨs/1603, Uranometria, created by Keyser and de HoutmanBird-of-paradiseα Apodis
4Aquarius\n/əˈkwɛəriəs/AqrAqarAquarii\n/əˈkwɛəriaɪ/ancient (Ptolemy)water-bearerSadalsud
5Aquila\n/ˈækwɨlə/AqlAqilAquilae\n/ˈækwɨliː/ancient (Ptolemy)eagleAltair
6Ara\n/ˈɛərə/AraAraeArae\n/ˈɛəriː/ancient (Ptolemy)altarβ Arae
7Aries\n/ˈɛəriːz/, /ˈɛərɪ.iːz/AriArieArietis\n/əˈraɪ.ɨtɨs/ancient (Ptolemy)ramHamal
8Auriga\n/ɔːˈraɪɡə/AurAuriAurigae\n/ɔːˈraɪdʒiː/ancient (Ptolemy)charioteerCapella
9Boötes\n/boʊˈoʊtiːz/BooBootBoötis\n/boʊˈoʊtɨs/ancient (Ptolemy)herdsmanArcturus
10Caelum\n/ˈsiːləm/CaeCaelCaeli\n/ˈsiːlaɪ/1763, Lacaillechiselα Caeli