Phoenix is one of the Southern Birds

The constellation Phoenix lies in Southern Hemisphere skies and contains one of the oldest stars yet found. Look for it on December evenings.

Meet Pisces the Fish, 1st constellation of the zodiac

Pisces the Fish is a zodiac constellation that is high in the sky on December evenings. Look for it and its asterism, the Circlet of Pisces.

Hydrus the Lesser Water Snake in southern skies

Hydrus the Lesser Water Snake lies between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds in Southern Hemisphere skies. Learn more about Hydrus.

Triangulum the Triangle in northern skies

The constellation Triangulum lies close to overhead in northern skies on December evenings. It contains the Triangulum galaxy, a gorgeous pinwheeling spiral.

Auriga the Charioteer and bright Capella on October evenings

Auriga the Charioteer is a north circumpolar constellation best viewed on autumn and winter evenings. Its star Capella is the sixth brightest star in the sky.

Meet Aquarius the Water Bearer and its stars

Aquarius lies in a “watery” part of the sky, near Pisces the Fish, Cetus the Whale, Eridanus the River and Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish.

Celestial ocean in the autumn sky

In Northern Hemisphere autumn (Southern Hemisphere spring), you can see some constellations representing a "celestial ocean in the sky" to early stargazers.

Meet Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish

Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish is notable for its one bright star, Fomalhaut. From the Northern Hemisphere, look south in autumn to find it.

Meet Microscopium the Microscope

Microscopium the Microscope is a constellation with very dim stars. It holds a star, AU Microscopii, that has a disk of dust that is probably forming planets.

Equuleus the Little Horse on autumn nights

Equuleus the Little Horse is a diminutive constellation that lies south of the Summer Triangle. September nights are a great time to view the Little Horse.