Name the Constellations - With a Map

Can you name the 55 constellations pictured in this map?
All constellations are in alphabetical order. On the left is the southern hemisphere, on the right is the northern hemisphere.
All constellations are of the 88 recognized officially by the International Astronomical Union.
Also try the randomized version: Random Constellations on a Map!
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: May 8, 2020
First submittedJune 24, 2016
Times taken15,153
Rating4.81
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Constellation
Andromeda
Aquarius
Aquila
Ara
Aries
Auriga
Boötes
Camelopardalis
Cancer
Canis Major
Capricornus
Constellation
Carina
Cassiopeia
Centaurus
Cepheus
Cetus
Columba
Coma Berenices
Corvus
Crux
Cygnus
Dorado
Constellation
Draco
Eridanus
Gemini
Grus
Hercules
Hydra
Hydrus
Indus
Leo
Lepus
Libra
Constellation
Lupus
Lynx
Octans
Orion
Pavo
Pegasus
Perseus
Phoenix
Pisces
Piscis Austrinus
Puppis
Constellation
Reticulum
Sagittarius
Scorpius
Sculptor
Taurus
Triangulum
Triangulum Australe
Tucana
Ursa Major
Ursa Minor
Vela
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Level 68
May 8, 2020
May 2020 Update:

Several changes have happened to this quiz based on feedback:

  • Finally updated the map to look much much better, including more constellations and the southern hemisphere too.
  • The map now shows you the name of each constellation upon hovering over it
  • Some alternative names are now accepted for constellations, based on what Wikipedia says, including the latin translations of many of them.

Finally, some of the constellations can be drawn differently to how they appear here. This means they may not appear exactly as expected, but this was my best guess based on my extensive research across Wikipedia and other Astronomical sites.

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Level 75
Jun 24, 2016
Wow, that's beautiful!
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2016
Thank you so much! It took ages to make, but I'm very amazed at how well it turned out! (I'm normally bad with art)
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2021
Ha good joke. Everyone knows you're the best guy at svg on Jetpunk.
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2016
Nice work!
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Level 63
Jun 24, 2016
I like it, it's amazing!
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2016
Thank you for the response guys! I'm glad you like it :)
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2016
This was awesome! (Though I got like one right). But you did some excellent work on the map!
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2016
Glad you enjoyed it! It's certainly not easy to guess, but try zodiac signs! Or maybe you have something to learn and challenge yourself with now ;) And thank you for your kind words :D
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2016
Great! In my opionion it deserves instant featuring!
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Level 63
Jun 24, 2016
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Level 46
Jun 25, 2016
Great job!
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2016
Thank you so much :)
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2016
This is great! I love learning the names of the constellations, they're always so clear where I live.
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Level 68
Sep 17, 2016
Amazing!
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Level 57
Oct 11, 2016
Great quiz! However, you could include the rest of the Ursa Major constellation (it extends beyond just the Big Dipper).
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2016
Thanks :) And I based it upon an image I found, so I just used the stars which were the brightest on there.
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2016
This quiz should be featured - very good indeed!
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2017
The quiz is great! However, you did forget some of the (REALLY obscure) constellations, like Camelopardalis. Also, Virgo, Lyra, Lacerta, Sagitta, Vulpecula, Andromeda, etc. were not included. Still a great quiz though!

I would also enjoy a southern hemisphere version.

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Level 49
Jun 18, 2020
Yes, there were quite a few missing, I thought, even quite significant ones, although I failed to guess so many I can't complain! This is probably the most beautiful quiz I've done and I'm slightly disappointed it's over. I'm never very good at the ones where you have to work out which ones you've missed from a massive list, and somehow they don't look that similar on the screen to how they look in the sky...

Probably my favourite quiz so far on this site. Thank you!

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Level 68
Jun 18, 2020
Thanks for such kind words Jon :)
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2018
You accept Big Dipper as a type in for ursa major, but you don't accept Little Dipper as a type in for ursa minor????
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Level 61
Jan 31, 2018
"Ursa maior" should be accepted instead of "ursa major". It is true that official IAU name is spelled with "j", but classical Latin ortography did not include "j".
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2018
Great Quiz!!! :)
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2018
Thank you! :)
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2018
Very nice, more of this, but why do you show the stars of Andromeda as part of Pegasus?
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2018
It's complicated... Andromeda and Pegasus are actually linked together by the star Alpheratz, which is a part of both constellations.
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2019
interesting :)
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Level 61
May 16, 2018
Nice quiz, although it would be great if I could hover over each one and see the name, like in the country map quizzes :) (or maybe it does already and my browser's just not working...)
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Level 70
Jul 29, 2018
Amazing! Great quiz idea and superb work.
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Level 68
Jul 29, 2018
The only bad thing is that the answers aren't shown when you hover over the images.
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Level 24
Jul 29, 2018
Has anyone noticed some of these names are in Harry Potter?etc. Draco, Scorpius
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Level 48
Jul 29, 2018
Should accept Ophiuchus, the proper name for the Lynx.
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Level 90
Apr 27, 2021
Ophiuchus and Lynx are two separate constellations. Lynx is between Ursa Major and Auriga (as drawn above), but Ophiuchus is between the two halves of Serpens (Ὀφιοῦχος in Greek literally means "serpent bearer"). It lies between Libra and Aquila, which is unfortunately split by the border of this map.
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Level 84
Jul 30, 2018
Awesome quiz and map! One suggestion - it would be cool if you could add the feature where the correct answer appears when you hover over it (after the quiz is over). This would help us learn the constellations! Thanks again for a great quiz!
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Level 25
Jul 31, 2018
It's great to see a quiz where no one gets 100%, so we don't have to put up with boorish comments like "100% with 3:41 left"
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Level 16
Feb 28, 2019
Just curious--what are the two blue-grey circles that are part of the chart?
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Level 68
Feb 28, 2019
I can’t remember exactly (I made this quiz a long time ago), but I think it was what is actually visible from the night sky at the two extremes for some location on earth.
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Level 66
Mar 7, 2020
I think you will find that: one of the circles is the "ecliptic" ie the path that the sun seems to take in the sky through the year - in other words pretty much the plane of the solar system, this is where you find the Zodiac constellations; the other I think would be the "celestial equator" - the projection of the Earths equator onto the sky.
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Level 68
Mar 7, 2020
That makes a lot of sense actually! Thanks :)
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Level 67
May 20, 2020
At first glance without really reading the comment I thought he made a spelling error, of elliptic (instead of ecliptic) hehe, he hasn't though :)
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2019
Little Dipper processes as Ursa Major... otherwise great quiz!
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Level 29
Nov 20, 2019
7/21 i did terribly....
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Level 81
May 7, 2020
I wish I could see which constellation was which by hovering over them after the quiz was finished...
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Level 43
May 9, 2020
This looks so beautiful. Awesome work!
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Level 81
May 9, 2020
Why are the points in Cassiopeia hollow?
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Level 68
May 9, 2020
Because I gave it a class I shouldn't've - fixed thanks!
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Level 79
May 9, 2020
Excellent quiz but difficult when translating to English that is actually Latin. Cross, Southern Cross, South Cross, nothing worked :/
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Level 68
May 9, 2020
It appears that was just about the only latin name I didn't allow translation for. I've added it now - sorry!
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Level 79
May 9, 2020
Haha it was the first I tried and after that didn't bother to try others 😃
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Level 66
May 9, 2020
Really neat update, Stewart, looks great. Oh dear, we (by and large) have proved shockingly ignorant haven't we? I even managed to forget Aquarius: I mean, from the Zodiac?!
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Level 69
May 10, 2020
It's even harder for me because in my language call them by native names, which are kinda similar but not the same as the Latin names. Sometimes I manage to work out the Latin form by sticking a -us at the end but I missed a few obvious ones.
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Level 75
May 10, 2020
Poor Virgo, no luck despite being the second largest constellation in the sky.
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
Yep, unfortunately my source image had it cut across the two sides, so I decided it was best to cut it out :(
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Level 75
May 12, 2020
I kept trying Virgo for ages, was sure it should have been there...
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Level 90
Apr 27, 2021
She's front and center on this map!
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Level 77
Jul 6, 2020
Just now stumbled onto this quiz (thanks random button!) What an amazing and beautiful map, and such a helpful way to learn constellations. Great job Stewart!!
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Level 16
Aug 6, 2020
This is really great--I've enjoyed other constellation quizzes here and this helps in a new way as far as learning the constellations: where the others taught the names, or SOME of the shapes, this shows (1) many MORE of the shapes, (2) which are northern and which are southern, (3) their locations relative to each other. If I may be so bold as to suggest a next step--? How about one that showed them as just their stars--without connecting lines--to get even closer to the night sky viewing version.

For me, this is all about learning them in order to recognize them in the 'wild'.

But whatever you do or don't do, thanks for what you've done and any further effort you put in is sure to be fun and helpful.

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Level 73
Sep 4, 2020
Can you accept (the) Giraffe for Camelopardalis?
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2020
Done
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2020
Congrats men, really cool stuff, i've already made so many times. For those that are still finding very tough,try to divide into zodiac signs, animals, "warriors" (orion, perseus, herc..), and of course, the 90´s anime Saint Seiya (chevaliers du zodiaque i guess). keep on guys.
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2021
Fabulous quiz. Thanks for putting so much work into it.
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Level 16
Mar 25, 2021
Thank you verry much for this beautifull quiz Stewart ! Can I translate it in french ?
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2021
Thanks piR, and sure go ahead!
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Level 54
May 22, 2021
Loool, im so noob. Only got Orion, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor and the horoscopes.
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Level 21
Sep 29, 2021
I think those are the most-known constellations. That's okay!
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2021
I'm just naming all the Beyblades I can
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Level 21
Oct 6, 2021
Wait a minute. Are you saying that the constellations are named after types of Beyblades?
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Level 21
Sep 29, 2021
That's nice! The constellations are in the right location. Very nicely done! See, this is why you are a great JetPunk user!
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Level 66
Sep 29, 2021
What a pleasant change to see nothing but compliments and kind comments. Happy stargazers!
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Level 72
Sep 29, 2021
Fantasic quiz with amazing graphics, yet again Stewart.
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2021
I know a lot of these but cannot spell them. Also, you missed quite a few, so it was a little bit of a slog trying to figure out which ones I was spelling incorrectly versus which ones just were not included.
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Level 35
Oct 2, 2021
Not me typing in random zodiac signs and calling it a day
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Level 50
Oct 2, 2021
I love the 23% drop from Libra and Crux. Didn't get ether, though.
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Level 21
Oct 6, 2021
The least known constellation is Reticulum according to JetPunk with only 6% of people answering it, one of the lowest answered percentages in JetPunk's history!
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Level 27
Nov 11, 2021
7% now!