Constellations

Clickable constellation maps are provided below. Once you are at the map you can click on the names of stars, the constellation, asterisms or clusters to find their location on the maps. There is also a link to printable copies of the maps and a list of all the items you'll need to know. It should be noted that the way that the lines are drawn on constellation maps are fairly random, so make sure you use these maps to find the objects initially. If you look at other maps you'll see different lines - that's why you should look at the relative positions of the stars to identify them.

Get lists and maps here.
Test your knowledge of these objects at the constellation quiz site.


Ursa Major
The big bear

Ursa Minor
The little bear

Draco
The dragon

Cassiopeia
The queen

Cepheus
The king

Bootes
The bear hunter

Canes Venatici
The hunting dogs

Corona Borealis
The northern crown

Hercules
The hero

Scorpius
The scorpion

Sagittarius
The archer

Cygnus
The swan

Lyra
The harp

Aquila
The eagle

Andromeda
The princess

Pegasus
The winged horse

Aries
The ram

Triangulum
The triangle

Perseus
The hero

Auriga
The charioteer, goatherder

Taurus
The bull

Orion
The hunter

Canis Major
The big dog

Canis Minor
The little dog

Gemini
The twins

Cancer
The crab

Leo
The lion

Virgo
The maiden

Coma Berenices
Bernice's hair