Corona Australis is the sparkling Southern Crown

Corona Australis is a dim constellation lying below the Teapot asterism of Sagittarius. Its sparkling, curving shape befits its name.

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.

Serpens the Snake, the only constellation cut in 2

Serpens the Snake is the only constellation cut in two. It consists of Serpens Cauda and Serpens Caput, the tail and the head.

Sagitta the Arrow lies inside the Summer Triangle

Sagitta the Arrow is a dim constellation that lies inside the Summer Triangle. It contains one Messier object, a small globular cluster.

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.

Ara and Triangulum Australe in southern skies

Ara and Triangulum Australe are two constellation in southern skies representing an Altar and the Southern Triangle. See them on July evenings.

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.