Telescopium home to closest black hole

Telescopium the Telescope is a constellation that appears best in southern skies, south of the Teapot. It contains the closest black hole to Earth.

Aquila the Eagle soars along the Milky Way

Aquila the Eagle is home to the bright star Altair, which forms one corner in the Summer Triangle. Look for it on northern late summer or early fall evenings.

Sagittarius the Archer and its famous Teapot

The zodiacal constellation of Sagittarius the Archer contains the Milky Way's center and a famous asterism known as the Teapot.

Cygnus the Swan flies the Milky Way

Cygnus the Swan is a constellation that lies atop the Milky Way. Its brightest star, Deneb, is part of the Summer Triangle.

Lyra the Harp contains Vega, a summer gem

Lyra the Harp is a constellation that hosts the second brightest star in the northern sky, Vega. Look for it on summer nights.

Circinus the Drawing Compass, Alpha Centauri’s neighbor

Circinus the Drawing Compass is a dim constellation located next to the 3rd brightest star in the sky, Alpha Centauri. It looks like a pair of tweezers.

Ursa Minor the Lesser Bear is the Little Dipper

Ursa Minor is the Lesser Bear, but you might know it as the Little Dipper. Also, its brightest star is Polaris, the North Star.

Boötes the Herdsman and its bright star Arcturus

Boötes the Herdsman is a large constellation that holds one of the brightest stars in the sky, Arcturus. Only 3 others stars and the sun are brighter.

Norma, home to the Great Attractor

The constellation Norma represents a right angle. It lies in southern skies and is home to the Norma Cluster and the Great Attractor.

Hercules the Strong Man and a great globular cluster

Hercules the Strong Man is a great constellation to view in June. With only a pair of binoculars you can see the globular cluster M13 in the Keystone.