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Constellation of the Month - articles by Geoff Smith, Observations Officer. Links take logged-in members to the Universe issue in which the most recent article appeared. Constellations without a link don't have corresponding articles (yet).

Andromeda (And)* Circinus (Cir) Lacerta (Lac) Piscis Austrinus (PsA)
Antlia (Ant) Columba (Col) Leo (Leo) Puppis (Pup)
Apus (Aps) Coma Berenices (Com) Leo Minor (LMi) Pyxis (Pyx)
Aquarius (Aqr) Corona Australis (CrA) Lepus (Lep) Reticulum (Ret)
Aquila (Aql)* Corona Borealis (CrB) Libra (Lib) Sagitta (Sge)
Ara (Ara) Corvus (Crv) Lupus (Lup) Sagittarius (Sgr)
Aries (Ari) Crater (Crt) Lynx (Lyn) Scorpius (Sco)
Auriga (Aur) Crux [The Southern Cross] (Cru) Lyra (Lyr)* Sculptor (Scl)*
Bootes (Boo)* Cygnus (Cyg)* Mensa (Men) Scutum (Sct)
Caelum (Cae) Delphinus (Del)* Microscopium (Mic) Serpens (Ser)
Camelopardalis (Cam) Dorado (Dor) Monoceros (Mon) Sextans (Sex)
Cancer (Cnc) Draco (Dra) Musca (Mus) Taurus (Tau)
Canes Venatici (CVn) Equuleus (Equ) Norma (Nor) Telescopium (Tel)
Canis Major (CMa) Eridanus (Eri) Octans (Oct)* Triangulum (Tri)
Canis Minor (CMi) Fornax (For) Ophiuchus (Oph) Triangulum Australe (TrA)
Capricornus (Cap) Gemini (Gem) Orion (Ori) Tucana (Tuc)*
Carina (Car) Grus (Gru) Pavo (Pav) Ursa Major (UMa)
Cassiopeia (Cas)* Hercules (Her)* Pegasus (Peg)* Ursa Minor (UMi) too far north
Centaurus (Cen) Horologium (Hor) Perseus (Per) Vela (Vel)
Cepheus (Cep) too far north Hydra (Hya) Phoenix (Phe)* Virgo (Vir)
Cetus (Cet)* Hydrus (Hyi) Pictor (Pic) Volans (Vol)
Chamaeleon (Cha) Indus (Ind) Pisces (Psc)* Vulpecula (Vul)*
* Refer also: 0h Meridian through Octans, Tucana, Phoenix, Sculptor, Cetus, Pisces, Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Northern Aspects - Boötes, Hercules, Lyra, Aquila, Vulpecula, Cygnus, Delphinus

Geoff's References:

  1. Astronomy 20XX by Wallace, Dawes and Northfield (for relevant year)
  2. NGC/IC webpage
  3. Double Stars for small telescopes by Sissy Haas
  4. Annals of the Deep Sky by Jeff Kanipe and Dennis Webb
  5. The constellation charts are from and were produced by the IAU in collaboration with Sky & Telescope magazine. Their use here is permitted under the creative commons licence
  6. Hartung’s Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes by David Malin and David Frew
  7. The Deep Sky Database

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