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Name the Constellations Quiz

Name the 88 constellations used in modern astronomy.
We also allow English translations where applicable
"The Big Dipper" is not an entire constellation
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Last updated: November 13, 2018
First submittedFebruary 12, 2012
Times taken21,918
Rating4.38
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Constellation
Andromeda
Antlia
Apus
Aquarius
Aquila
Ara
Aries
Auriga
Boötes
Caelum
Camelopardalis
Cancer
Canes Venatici
Canis Major
Canis Minor
Capricornus
Carina
Cassiopeia
Constellation
Centaurus
Cepheus
Cetus
Chamaeleon
Circinus
Columba
Coma Berenices
Corona Australis
Corona Borealis
Corvus
Crater
Crux
Cygnus
Delphinus
Dorado
Draco
Equuleus
Eridanus
Constellation
Fornax
Gemini
Grus
Hercules
Horologium
Hydra
Hydrus
Indus
Lacerta
Leo
Leo Minor
Lepus
Libra
Lupus
Lynx
Lyra
Mensa
Microscopium
Constellation
Monoceros
Musca
Norma
Octans
Ophiuchus
Orion
Pavo
Pegasus
Perseus
Phoenix
Pictor
Pisces
Piscis Austrinus
Puppis
Pyxis
Reticulum
Sagitta
Sagittarius
Constellation
Scorpius
Sculptor
Scutum
Serpens
Sextans
Taurus
Telescopium
Triangulum
Triangulum Australe
Tucana
Ursa Major
Ursa Minor
Vela
Virgo
Volans
Vulpecula
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level 22
Feb 12, 2012
Got two because I forgot the Zodiacs were also constellations. D'oh!
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level 73
Oct 6, 2019
Funny isn't it that astronomy and astrology are polar (no pun) opposites in critical thinking?
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level 15
Feb 14, 2012
Got Leo. That's a record (all jokes aside).
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level 18
Sep 12, 2012
18/88 hey i only just started 8th grade
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level 77
Mar 2, 2013
I'm sure that "Sagitta" is guessed more often than "Sagittarius" because people start typing in Sagittarius.. they get Sagitta.. and then they don't look to see which answer appeared and just assumed that they were given Sagittarius.
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level 78
Mar 17, 2014
Exactly what happened for me. I forgot there was an arrow constellation, tried Sagittarius, got Sagitta, didn't try it a second time and missed Sagittarius :).
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
Somehow I managed to get Sagittarius but didn't get Sagitta, wth?
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level 61
Jan 19, 2016
Pisces is accepted whereas fish is accepted as something different
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level 17
Jun 12, 2013
100% with 2:24 left, but should have 2 more minutes since there are 88... and by the way scorpio and capricorn should be accepted. nice quiz tho!
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level 77
Oct 21, 2014
Capricorn seems to be accepted now, though you still have to type in Scorpius or Scorpion to get Scorpio.
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level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Fixed
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level 73
Jul 11, 2013
What about the pleiades? Isn't that a constellation?
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level 68
Jul 31, 2013
It's just a star cluster. It's part of Orion.
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level 38
Sep 19, 2013
actualy it's in taurus
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level 13
May 4, 2014
I got Draco. That's it.
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level 44
Oct 21, 2014
11/88, not bad considering i'm only in first grade.
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level 82
Oct 21, 2014
Oh there's a giraffe too!
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level 83
Oct 21, 2014
Almost missed one because of House. The answer is never Lupus!
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level 65
Oct 23, 2014
I have navigated across oceans using a sextant but I can still only manage about 60 odd. It is all good brain training ,spotting them with the naked eye isn't quite so easy.
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level 69
Feb 21, 2018
I'm sure you can navigate all the oceans without remembering Caelum.
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level 53
Mar 16, 2015
Special thanks to Masami Kurumada...
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level 8
May 22, 2015
88 out of 88 in 7:59
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level 48
May 10, 2016
not enough time and easier if southern and northern hemispheres are seperated
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level 29
May 23, 2016
Can you please accept "Ursa Maior"?
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level 58
Jul 6, 2016
I could not believe that canis minor and major weren't being accepted. Unfortunately, it was too late when I realized I had been spelling it "canus." Other than that, I did horribly. Great quiz though!
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level 80
Dec 5, 2016
It says you also allow English translations, but "serpent bearer" doesn't work for Ophiuchus
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level 77
Dec 5, 2016
Snake doesn't work for serpent. Fox doesn't work for vulpix or whatever. There are several other examples, too.
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level 74
Dec 5, 2016
Oh dear, 4 points for just 24 answers
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level 67
Dec 5, 2016
I really liked this one - especially as it took a few tries to get 100%. More astronomy please!
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level 62
Dec 5, 2016
It doesn't help when you type in Ursula major and Ursula minor. I got Southern Cross though! (Crux).
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level 70
Sep 19, 2019
Surprised so few got the Southern Cross. Guess folk in the northern hemisphere don't get out much.
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level 37
Apr 10, 2017
2 more minutes and I would've got the last 11. Only needed Taurus (How'd I miss that one?) Perseus, Serpens, Triangulum, Piscis Austrinus, Vela, Telescopium, Sextans, Triangulum Australe, Tucana, and Volans. Also, if you play Destiny, try some of the Vex names... They're linked to the Romans/Latin and Roman mythos, like Minotaur, Goblin, Harpy, Gorgon, Hobgoblin, Etc.
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level 49
Apr 10, 2017
21 the zodiac,greek mythology, harry potter and some well known ones
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level 68
Oct 17, 2017
I started just guessing animals, weapons, household objects... got lots hehe!
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level 45
May 18, 2018
I get perfect for a couple times
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level 79
Jul 30, 2018
could you put a type in of pisces australis for piscis austrinus. that's how it is shown on my map.
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level 41
Aug 7, 2018
what's the difference between sagitta and sagittarius
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level 67
Dec 17, 2018
Sagittarius is the archer. Sagitta is the arrow.
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level 62
Jan 5, 2019
got 33 (which beats 88%) but quite a few through guessing. I realised the zodiacs, and I knew some were anmals, so started guessing animals, as well as a few mythical creatures. I knew draco and centaur, so thought for the fun of it, lets try unicorn. It was right ! Also fun to see, when completely weird/unexpected shout outs are right. Like I tried whale and lizard (both right, never would ve thought so. Ah well, might aswell try chameleon, it was right too!!!)
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level 62
Jan 5, 2019
Though the quiz is quite inconsistent, for some the english names are accepted, for others not, like fox (vulpecula) or horse (equuleus) And snake wasnt accepted for serpens. (and i tried pigeon, not dove though, both translations for columba, wasnt accepted. While rabbit instead of hare WAS accepted).