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Pyxis

Pyxis constellation lies in the southern sky.  It represents a mariner’s compass.   It was  one of the constellations created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de   Lacaille in the 18th century.

        

Orion

Orion constellation lies in the northern sky, on the celestial equator.  It is one of the  brightest and best known constellations in the night sky.  Orion is also known as the Hunter.

 

       

 

 Hercules

Hercules constellation is located in the southern sky.  It was named after Hercules, the  Roman version of the Greek  hero Heracles.  Hercules is the fifth largest constellation  in the sky.

      

 

Columba

Columba constellation  is located in the southern sky.  Its name means ‘the dove’ in Latin.  The constellation  was introduced by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius in the late 16th century

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

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