Coma Berenices: How Leo the Lion lost his tail

Coma Berenices is the constellation of Queen Berenice's Hair. It used to be the tail of Leo the Lion before it became its own constellation.

Antlia the Air Pump on April evenings

Antlia the Air Pump is a constellation that lies in southern skies. It contains dim stars and galaxies, including NGC 2997.

Meet the Chamaeleon, a southern constellation

The constellation Chamaeleon the Chameleon is a dark patch of sky that lies deep in the Southern Hemisphere and is visible any night of the year.

Meet Sextans, the constellation of the sextant

Sextans the Sextant is a dim patch of sky between Leo and Hydra that is home to some interesting galaxies and one of the largest supermassive black holes.

Hydra the Water Snake, the longest constellation

Hydra the Water Snake is the largest of the 88 constellations. On April evenings, the entire constellation snakes along the southern horizon.

Volans the Flying Fish in southern skies

Volans the Flying Fish is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that appropriately lies next to Carina the Stern. Spot the Flying Fish on March nights.

Meet the constellation Lynx, overhead in March

The constellation Lynx represents a cat and passes high overhead in March skies for the Northern Hemisphere. Learn its stars and deep-sky objects.

Meet Cancer the Crab and its Beehive Cluster

Cancer the Crab is one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac. Learn how to find it in your sky, plus learn about its star cluster, mythology and more.

Carina the Keel, home to an erupting star

Carina: You know its erupting star, now learn the constellation! Carina the Keel contains the sky's 2nd brightest star and some amazing nebulae.

Pyxis the Compass on March nights

Pyxis the Compass is a constellation lying in southern skies that Northern Hemisphere viewers can get a glimpse of in March.