Andromeda, the Chained Princess

Lepus, the Hare

Aquarius, the Water Bearer

Libra, the Scales

Aquila, the Eagle

Lyra, the Lyre

Aries, the Ram

Microscopium, the Microscope

Auriga, the Charioteer

Monoceros, the Unicorn

Camelopardalis, the Giraffe

Orion, the Hunter

Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs

Pegasus, the Winged Horse

Canis Major, the Great Dog

Perseus, the Hero

Canis Minor, the Little Dog

Pisces, the Fish

Capricornus, the Sea Goat

Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish

Cassiopeia, the Queen

Puppis, the Stern

Cepheus, the King

Pyxis, the Compass

Cetus, the Whale or Sea Monster

Sagitta, the Arrow

Columba, the Dove

Sagittarius, the Archer

Corona Borealis, the Crown

Scorpius, the Scorpion

Cygnus, the Swan

Sculptor, the Sculptor

Delphinus, the Dolphin

Scutum, the Shield

Draco, the Dragon

Serpens Caput, the Serpent's Head

Equuleus, the Little Horse

Taurus, the Bull

Gemini, the Twins

Triangulum, the Triangle


Ursa Major, the Great Bear

Lacerta, the Lizard

Ursa Minor, the Little Bear

Leo Minor, the Little Lion

Vulpecula, the Fox


The Pleiades

Polaris with star trails

Moon and Mars

Hale-Bopp Photos

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We hope these photos help you to identify the northern constellations. There are two pictures on each link: the actual photo of the constellation and another with the outline and major stars and points of interest identified. Some of the constellations are incomplete due to their size. Most photos were taken with a Minolta XG7 camera using 400ASA Fuji film and a 50mm lens. A few of the very small constellations were taken with a 90mm lens. Obtrusive lighting effects brought to you by our next door neighbors, Bob and Wanda. (When trying to explain to them the importance of darkness while photographing night skies we were told, "We have two stars every night; one in the front and one in the backyard."  Members of  the International Dark-Sky Association are welcome to send them tons of  literature.)


We invite you to visit more of our sites.

Backyard Birding - the birds of Central Indiana. Descriptions as well as photos and/or RealVideo.

Death Angels - a photo essay by Ghostory.

Our Home on the Web - This site includes photos and RealVideo of our cats as well as photos from our gardens including butterflies and flowers.

Links to other astronomy sites -

Mike Boschat's Astronomy Page The International Dark_Sky Association
Wadsworth Astronomy Resource Center Meade ETX Web
Astronomy Magazine Sky and Telescope Magazine
Astronomy Digest

Last updated Saturday, May 24, 2003
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