TABLE: The Constellations

 The Latin names and meanings of the official 88 
 constellations are given below.  The original 48 
 constellations of Ptolemy are indicated with an
 asterisk *. Ptolemy's constellation Argo the Boat
 was later divided into three parts (Carina,  
 Puppis, and Vela, which are noted).

Latin Name            Meaning          

Andromeda             Daughter of Cassiopeia       
Antlia                The Air Pump       
Apus                  Bird of Paradise   
Aquarius              The Water-Bearer   
Aquila                The Eagle          
Ara *                 The Altar          
Aries                 The Ram            
Auriga                The Charioteer     
Boötes                The Herdsman       
Caelum                The Chisel         
Camelopardalis        The Giraffe        
Cancer *              The Crab           
Canes Venatici        The Hunting Dogs   
Canis Major *         The Big Dog        
Canis Minor *         The Little Dog     
Capricornus *         The Goat           
Carina *              The Keel (of Argo) 
Cassiopeia            The Queen          
Centaurus             The Centaur        
Cepheus               The King           
Cetus *               The Whale          
Chamaeleon            The Chameleon      
Circinus              The Compasses      
Columba               The Dove           
Coma Berenices        Berenice's Hair    
Corona Australis      The Southern Crown       
Corona Borealis       The Northern Crown      
Corvus                The Crow           
Crater                The Cup            
Crux                  The Cross          
Cygnus *              The Swan           
Delphinus             The Dolphin        
Dorado                The Swordfish      
Draco                 The Dragon         
Equuleus              The Little Horse   
Eridanus              The River          
Fornax                The Furnace        
Gemini                The Twins          
Grus                  The Crane (bird)   
Hercules              The Son of Zeus    
Horologium            The Clock          
Hydra                 The Water Snake (female)   
Hydrus                The Water Snake (male)   
Indus                 The Indian (American)        
Lacerta               The Lizard         
Leo *                 The Lion           
Leo Minor             The Little Lion    
Lepus                 The Hare           
Libra                 The Balance        
Lupus                 The Wolf           
Lynx                  The Lynx           
Lyra                  The Lyre           
Mensa                 The Table          
Microscopium          The Microscope     
Monoceros             The Unicorn        
Musca                 The Fly            
Norma                 The Square         
Octans                The Octant         
Ophiuchus             The Serpent-Bearer       
Orion                 The Hunter
Pavo                  The Peacock
Pegasus               The Winged Horse
Perseus               Rescuer of Andromeda
Phoenix               The Phoenix
Pictor                The Painter
Pisces                The Fishes
Piscis Austrinus      The Southern Fish
Puppis                The Stern (of Argo)
Pyxis                 The Compass
Reticulum             The Reticle
Sagitta *             The Arrow
Sagittarius           The Archer
Scorpius              The Scorpion
Sculptor              The Sculptor
Scutum                The Shield
Serpens               The Serpent
Sextans               The Sextant
Taurus                The Bull
Telescopium           The Telescope
Triangulum *          The Triangle
Triangulum Australe   The Southern Triangle
Tucana                The Toucan
Ursa Major *          The Great Bear
Ursa Minor *          The Little Bear
Vela                  The Sails (of Argo)
Virgo                 The Maiden
Volans                The Flying Fish
Vulpecula             The Fox