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Encyclopedia > List of constellations by area

Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... A solid angle is the three dimensional analog of the ordinary angle. ...

Rank Constellation Area
1 Hydra 1303 sq.deg.
2 Virgo 1294 sq.deg.
3 Ursa Major 1280 sq.deg.
4 Cetus 1231 sq.deg.
5 Hercules 1225 sq.deg.
6 Eridanus 1138 sq.deg.
7 Pegasus 1121 sq.deg.
8 Draco 1083 sq.deg.
9 Centaurus 1060 sq.deg.
10 Aquarius 980 sq.deg.
11 Ophiuchus 948 sq.deg.
12 Leo 947 sq.deg.
13 Boötes 907 sq.deg.
14 Pisces 889 sq.deg.
15 Sagittarius 867 sq.deg.
16 Cygnus 804 sq.deg.
17 Taurus 797 sq.deg.
18 Camelopardalis 757 sq.deg.
19 Andromeda 722 sq.deg.
20 Puppis 673 sq.deg.
21 Auriga 657 sq.deg.
22 Aquila 652 sq.deg.
23 Serpens * 637 sq.deg.
24 Perseus 615 sq.deg.
25 Cassiopeia 598 sq.deg.
26 Orion 594 sq.deg.
27 Cepheus 588 sq.deg.
28 Lynx 545 sq.deg.
29 Libra 538 sq.deg.
30 Gemini 514 sq.deg.
31 Cancer 506 sq.deg.
32 Vela 500 sq.deg.
33 Scorpius 497 sq.deg.
34 Carina 494 sq.deg.
35 Monoceros 482 sq.deg.
36 Sculptor 475 sq.deg.
37 Phoenix 469 sq.deg.
38 Canes Venatici 465 sq.deg.
39 Aries 441 sq.deg.
40 Capricornus 414 sq.deg.
41 Fornax 398 sq.deg.
42 Coma Berenices 386 sq.deg.
43 Canis Major 380 sq.deg.
44 Pavo 378 sq.deg.
45 Grus 366 sq.deg.
46 Lupus 334 sq.deg.
47 Sextans 314 sq.deg.
48 Tucana 295 sq.deg.
49 Indus 294 sq.deg.
50 Octans 291 sq.deg.
51 Lepus 290 sq.deg.
52 Lyra 286 sq.deg.
53 Crater 282 sq.deg.
54 Vulpecula 278 sq.deg.
55 Columba 270 sq.deg.
56 Ursa Minor 256 sq.deg.
57 Telescopium 252 sq.deg.
58 Horologium 249 sq.deg.
59 Pictor 247 sq.deg.
60 Piscis Austrinus 245 sq.deg.
61 Hydrus 243 sq.deg.
62 Antlia 239 sq.deg.
63 Ara 237 sq.deg.
64 Leo Minor 232 sq.deg.
65 Pyxis 221 sq.deg.
66 Microscopium 210 sq.deg.
67 Apus 206 sq.deg.
68 Lacerta 201 sq.deg.
69 Delphinus 189 sq.deg.
70 Corvus 184 sq.deg.
71 Canis Minor 182 sq.deg.
72 Dorado 179 sq.deg.
73 Corona Borealis 179 sq.deg.
74 Norma 165 sq.deg.
75 Mensa 153 sq.deg.
76 Volans 141 sq.deg.
77 Musca 138 sq.deg.
78 Triangulum 132 sq.deg.
79 Chamaeleon 132 sq.deg.
80 Corona Australis 128 sq.deg.
81 Caelum 125 sq.deg.
82 Reticulum 114 sq.deg.
83 Triangulum Australe 110 sq.deg.
84 Scutum 109 sq.deg.
85 Circinus 93 sq.deg.
86 Sagitta 80 sq.deg.
87 Equuleus 72 sq.deg.
88 Crux 68 sq.deg.

Note: Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... This article is about the constellation and astrological sign Virgo. ... Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea Monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Named after the Roman name (Hercules) of the Greek mythological hero Herakles, Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... For other uses, see Centaurus (disambiguation). ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... In classical zoological taxonomy, Pisces is the scientific name of the superclass Pisces, which has been proven paraphyletic. ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Cygnus (Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in greek mythology. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Puppis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Categories: Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Auriga constellation ... Aquila ( Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after a character in Greek mythology, and is considered to representing a king. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Northern constellations ... This article is about the constellation. ... For information on the US space program named Gemini see Project Gemini. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Vela constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... For the fictional alien character Scorpius from Farscape see Scorpius (Farscape). ... Carina ( Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Canes Venatici (Latin for hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... For the rocket, see Aries (rocket) Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pavo constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... For the autoimmune disorder see lupus erythematosus. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Lepus constellation ... The constellation Lyra (Latin for Lyre) already formed part of Ptolemys list of 48 constellations and is also one of the 88 modern constellations approved by the IAU. Lyra is not very big but still easy to find because its principal star, Vega, is also a vertex of Summer... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bearin Latin. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pictor constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Piscis Austrinus constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Hydrus constellation ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient greeks. ... ARA may stand for: Armada Republica Argentina, the navy of Argentina. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can - barely - be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... For the genus of birds, see Apus (biology). ... For the biological genus of lizards, see Lacerta (genus). ... Delphinus (disambiguation). ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Dorado constellation ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Mensa constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... For the southern constellation, see Triangulum Australe. ... Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation that was included in Johann Bayers Uranometria, but may have been in use somewhat earlier. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... For the second stomach of a ruminant animal, see this article. ... For the northern constellation, see Triangulum. ... For the Roman shield, see Scutum (shield). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... References Burnham, Robert (1978). ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ...


* Serpens is divided into two parts: Serpens Caput (429 sq.deg.) and Serpens Cauda (208 sq.deg.).


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