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Constellation names and abbreviations

The list below shows the International Astronomical Union (IAU) conventions for constellation names. Given for each constellation is the Latin name, nominative and genitive, as well as the approved three-letter abbreviation.

 

Nominative

Genitive

Abbreviation

Andromeda

Andromedae

And

 

Antlia

Antliae

Ant

Apus

Apodis

Aps

Aquarius

Aquarii

Aqr

Aquila

Aquilae

Aql

Ara

Mythology of Perseus

Mythology of Perseus

All of the following material was taken directly from William Tyler Olcott's book entitled Star Lore of All Ages, published in 1911 by The Knickerbocker Press. William Tyler Olcott was the founder of the AAVSO in 1911.

Perseus the Champion

Perseus

Online Resources for Beginning Observers

AAVSO Visual Observing Manual
This is the 'official' handbook for AAVSO observers. You can view it online or download it for FREE!

CCD Observing Manual
A handbook designed for the beginning CCD Observer.

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