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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

Arae

Ara

Aries

Arietis

Ari

Auriga

Aurigae

Aur

Bootes

Bootis

Boo

Caelum

Caeli

Cae

Camelopardalis

Camelopardalis

Cam

Cancer

Cancri

Cnc

Canes Venatici

Canum Venaticorum

CVn

Canis Major

Canis Majoris

CMa

Canis Minor

Canis Minoris

CMi

Capricornus

Capricorni

Cap

Carina

Carinae

Car

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeiae

Cas

Centaurus

Centauri

Cen

Cepheus

Cephei

Cep

Cetus

Ceti

Cet

Chamaeleon

Chamaeleontis

Cha

Circinus

Circini

Cir

Columba

Columbae

Col

Coma Berenices

Comae Berenices

Com

Corona Australis

Coronae Australis

CrA

Corona Borealis

Coronae Borealis

CrB

Corvus

Corvi

Crv

Crater

Crateris

Crt

Crux

Crucis

Cru

Cygnus

Cygni

Cyg

Delphinus

Delphini

Del

Dorado

Doradus

Dor

Draco

Draconis

Dra

Equuleus

Equulei

Equ

Eridanus

Eridani

Eri

Fornax

Fornacis

For

Gemini

Geminorum

Gem

Grus

Gruis

Gru

Hercules

Herculis

Her

Horologium

Horologii

Hor

Hydra

Hydrae

Hya

Hydrus

Hydri

Hyi

Indus

Indi

Ind

Lacerta

Lacertae

Lac

Leo

Leonis

Leo

Leo Minor

Leonis Minoris

LMi

Lepus

Leporis

Lep

Libra

Librae

Lib

Lupus

Lupi

Lup

Lynx

Lyncis

Lyn

Lyra

Lyrae

Lyr

Mensa

Mensae

Men

Microscopium

Microscopii

Mic

Monoceros

Monocerotis

Mon

Musca

Muscae

Mus

Norma

Normae

Nor

Octans

Octantis

Oct

Ophiuchus

Ophiuchi

Oph

Orion

Orionis

Ori

Pavo

Pavonis

Pav

Pegasus

Pegasi

Peg

Perseus

Persei

Per

Phoenix

Phoenicis

Phe

Pictor

Pictoris

Pic

Pisces

Piscium

Psc

Piscis Austrinus

Piscis Austrini

PsA

Puppis

Puppis

Pup

Pyxis

Pyxidis

Pyx

Reticulum

Reticuli

Ret

Sagitta

Sagittae

Sge

Sagittarius

Sagittarii

Sgr

Scorpius

Scorpii

Sco

Sculptor

Sculptoris

Scl

Scutum

Scuti

Sct

Serpens

Serpentis

Ser

Sextans

Sextantis

Sex

Taurus

Tauri

Tau

Telescopium

Telescopii

Tel

Triangulum

Trianguli

Tri

Triangulum Australe

Trianguli Australis

TrA

Tucana

Tucanae

Tuc

Ursa Major

Ursae Majoris

UMa

Ursa Minor

Ursae Minoris

UMi

Vela

Velorum

Vel

Virgo

Virginis

Vir

Volans

Volantis

Vol

Vulpecula

Vulpeculae

Vul

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