The Constellations

containing Messier objects
And      Andromeda       Andromedae          Andromeda
Aqr      Aquarius        Aquarii             Water Bearer
Aur      Auriga          Aurigae             Charioteer
Cnc      Cancer          Cancri              Crab
CVn      Canes Venatici  Canum Venaticorum   Hunting Dogs  
CMa      Canis Maior     Canis Maioris       Great Dog
Cap      Capricornus     Capricorni          Sea Goat
Cas      Cassiopeia      Cassiopeiae         Cassiopeia
Cet      Cetus           Ceti                Whale
Com      Coma Berenices  Comae Berenicis     Hair of Berenice
Cyg      Cygnus          Cygni               Swan
Dra      Draco           Draconis            Dragon
Gem      Gemini          Geminorum           Twins
Her      Hercules        Herculis            Hercules
Hya      Hydra           Hydrae              Water snake
Leo      Leo             Leonis              Lion
Lep      Lepus           Leporis             Hare
Lyr      Lyra            Lyrae               Lyre
Mon      Monoceros       Monocerotis         Unicorn
Oph      Ophiuchus       Ophiuchi            Serpent Bearer
Ori      Orion           Orionis             Orion
Peg      Pegasus         Pegasi              Pegasus
Per      Perseus         Persei              Perseus
Psc      Pisces          Piscium             Fishes
Pup      Puppis          Puppis              Poop
Sge      Sagitta         Sagittae            Arrow
Sgr      Sagittarius     Sagittarii          Archer
Sco      Scorpius        Scorpii             Scorpion
Sct      Scutum          Scuti               Shield
Ser Cap  Serpens Caput   Serpentis           Serpent Head
Ser Cau  Serpens Cauda   Serpentis           Serpent Tail
Tau      Taurus          Tauri               Bull
Tri      Triangulum      Trianguli           Triangle
UMa      Ursa Maior      Ursae Maioris       Great Bear
Vir      Virgo           Virginis            Virgin
Vul      Vulpecula       Vulpeculae          Little Fox
  • Messier objects by constellations: Full Listing with images, Full Listing (text), Short list

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