Constellations Help & Information

Every star in the sky falls into one of 88 different areas known as constellations, many of them depicting characters or creatures from Greek mythology. Other constellations depict scientific or technical instruments or exotic animals. When you order your Name a Star gift set, you may choose a specific constellation for your star to appear in, or if you prefer, you can leave it to us to decide. 
Below we have selected a number of the most popular constellations to help you make your choice.

Romance / Valentines / Weddings

Andromeda (Princess)
Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair)
Corona Borealis (The Northern Crown)
Hercules (The Hero)
Perseus (The Hero)

Friendship

Canis Major (The Great Dog)
Columba (The Dove)
Draco (The Dragon)
Pegasus (Winged Horse)
Ursa Major (The Great Bear)

Animal Lovers

Aquila (The Eagle)
Camelopardalis (The Giraffe)
Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs)
Dorado (The Goldfish or Swordfish)
Lepus (The Hare)

Family / Mother's & Father's Day

Auriga (The Charioteer)
Bootes (The Herdsman)
Cassiopeia (The Queen)
Centaurus (The Centaur)
Cepheus (The King)
Orion (The Hunter)

Astronomical
& Scientific

Microscopium (The Microscope)
Octans (The Octant)
Pyxis (The Compass)
Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder)
 

New Borns
& Christenings

Cygnus (The Swan)
Equuleus (The Little Horse or Foal)
Grus (The Crane or Stork)
Ursa Minor (The Little Bear)
 

Remembrance

Phoenix (The Phoenix)
Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish)

Artistic / Musical

Lyra (The Lyre)
Pictor (The Painter's Easel)

Constellation

Andromeda
Antlia
Apus
Aquarius
Aquila
Ara
Aries
Auriga
Boötes
Caelum
Camelopardalis
Cancer
Canes Venatici
Canis Major
Capricornus
Carina
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Cetus
Chamaeleon
Circinus
Columba
Coma Berenices
Corona Australis
Corona Borealis
Corvus
Crater
Crux
Cygnus
Delphinus
Dorado
Draco
Equuleus
Eridanus
Fornax
Gemini
Grus
Hercules
Horologium
Hydra
Hydrus
Indus
Lacerta
Leo Minor
Lepus
Libra
Lupus
Lynx
Lyra
Mensa
Microscopium
Monoceros
Musca
Norma
Octans
Ophiuchus
Orion
Pavo
Pegasus
Perseus
Phoenix
Pictor
Pisces
Pisces Austrinus
Puppis
Pyxis
Reticulum
Sagitta
Sagittarius
Scorpius
Sculptor
Scutum
Serpens Caput
Sextans
Taurus
Telescopium
Triangulum
Tucana
Ursa Major
Ursa Minor
Vela
Virgo
Vulpecula

Description

Princess
Pump
Bird of Paradise
Water Bearer
Eagle
Altar
Ram
Charioteer
Herdsman
Chisel
Giraffe
Crab
Hunting Dogs
Large Dog
Sea Goat
Keel
Queen
King
Whale
Chameleon
Compasses
Dove
Berenice's Hair
Southern Crown
Northern Crown
Crow
Cup
Southern Cross
Swan
Dolphin
Goldfish
Dragon
Colt
River
Furnace
Twins
Crane
Champion
Pendulum
Sea Serpent
Serpent
Indian
Lizard
Little Lion
Rabbit
Scales
Wolf
Cat
Harp
Table mountain
Microscope
Unicorn
Fly
Carpenter's Square
Octant
Serpent Bearer
Hunter
Peacock
Winged Horse
Hero
Fire Bird
Painter's Easel
Fishes
Southern Fish
Stern of Ship
Ship's Compass
Net
Arrow
Archer
Scorpion
Sculptor
Shield
Serpent
Sextant
Bull
Telescope
Triangle
Toucan
Big Bear
Little Bear
Sails
Virgin
Little Fox

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Southern
South Polar
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Equatorial
Southern
Equatorial
Northern
Northern
Southern
North Polar
Equatorial
Northern
Equatorial
Equatorial
South Polar
North Polar
North Polar
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South Polar
South Polar
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Equatorial
Southern
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Equatorial
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Northern
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Northern
Southern
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Southern
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Southern
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Southern
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Southern
Southern
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Southern
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Southern
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Southern
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Southern
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