Tucana the Toucan is home to the Small Magellanic Cloud

Tucana the Toucan is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that's a cinch to spot. Just look for our little satellite galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady is most famous for containing the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

The constellation Sculptor contains the South Galactic Pole

The constellation Sculptor appears best on November evenings from the Northern Hemisphere, when it lies along the southern horizon.

Pegasus the Winged Horse dominates autumn skies

Pegasus the Winged Horse is the 7th largest constellation. It dominates fall skies in the Northern Hemisphere and has a famous asterism called the Great Square.

Cassiopeia and Perseus on October evenings

Cassiopeia and Perseus are neighbors in the fall sky. Use Cassiopeia's distinctive W or M shape to locate the dimmer Perseus on autumn and winter evenings.

Grus the Crane, home to ‘the bright one’

Grus the Crane is a constellation best seen from the Southern Hemisphere that has one notably bright star whose name actually means, "the bright one."

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.

Delphinus the Dolphin resembles its name

Delphinus the Dolphin is a petite constellation that looks like the animal it's supposed to represent. Look for the dolphin leaping under the Summer Triangle.

Lacerta the Lizard, home to a blazar

Lacerta the Lizard is a small, dim constellation in the fall sky that contains a blazar, or an active galactic nucleus with a jet pointed toward Earth.

Cassiopeia the Queen ascends in September and October

Cassiopeia the Queen is an easy-to-find constellation. It has the shape of a W or M. Look in the north-northeast sky on September and October evenings.