Other Constellations of note
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Ursa Minor ( Latin : "Smaller Bear", contrasting with Ursa Major ), also known as the Little Bear , is a constellation in the northern sky. Like the Great Bear , the tail of the Little Bear may also be seen as the handle of a ladle, hence the name Little Dipper . It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy , and remains one of the 88 modern constellations .
Ursa Major ( Latin : "Larger Bear"), also known as the Great Bear , is a constellation visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere .
Orion , sometimes subtitled The Hunter , is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world.
Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky.
Cygnus ( pron.: / ˈ s ɪ ɡ n ə s / ) is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way . Its name is the Latinized Hellenic ( Greek ) word for swan .
Canis Minor ( pron.: / ˌ k eɪ n ɨ s ˈ m aɪ n ər / ) is a small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere .
An image of Canis Major (top right) as seen from an airplane.
Ophiuchus ( pron.: / ˌ ɒ f iː ˈ juː k ə s / ) is a large constellation located around the celestial equator . Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος " serpent -bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens . Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy , and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations.