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Navigational Constellations

Note See the Sailing Notes page for context.
Constellation Selected and Equatorial Stars Selected Stars Equatorial Stars Other Navigational Stars Zodiac
Aquarius yes
Aquila ALTAIR ALTAIR ALTAIR
Aries Hamal Hamal Hamal
Auriga CAPELLA
Bootes ARCTURUS ARCTURUS ARCTURUS
Cancer yes
Canis Major SIRIUS SIRIUS Adhara, SIRIUS
Canis Minor PROCYON PROCYON PROCYON
Capricornus yes
Carina CANOPUS, Miaplacidus Avior
Cassiopeia Schedar
Centaurus RIGIL KENT HADAR, Menkent
Cetus Diphda, Menkar Diphda, Menkar Diphda, Menkar
Corona Borealis Alphecca Alphecca Alphecca
Corvus Gienah Gienah Gienah
Crux ACRUX Gacrux
Cygnus DENEB
Draco Eltanin
Eridanus Acamar, ACHERNAR
Gemini POLLUX POLLUX POLLUX yes
Grus Al Na'ir
Hydra Alphard Alphard Alphard
Leo Denebola, REGULUS Denebola, REGULUS Denebola, REGULUS yes
Libra Zubenelgenubi yes
Lyra VEGA
Ophiuchus Rasalhague Rasalhague Rasalhague, Sabik
Orion BETELGEUSE, RIGEL BETELGEUSE, RIGEL Alnilam, Bellatrix, BETELGEUSE, RIGEL yes
Pavo Peacock
Pegasus Alpheratz, Enif Alpheratz, Enif Alpheratz, Enif, Markab
Perseus Mirfak
Phoenix Ankaa
Pisces yes
Piscis Austrinus FOMALHAUT FOMALHAUT FOMALHAUT
Sagittarius Nunki Nunki Nunki Kaus Australis yes
Scorpius ANTARES ANTARES, Shaula ANTARES yes
Taurus ALDEBARAN ALDEBARAN ALDEBARAN, Elnath yes
Triangulum Australe Atria
Ursa Major Alioth, Alkaid, Dubhe
Ursa Minor Kochab, (Polaris)
Vela Suhail
Virgo SPICA SPICA SPICA yes
Selected and Equatorial Selected Equatorial Other Navigational
Stars (173 tabulated, 57 navigational) 23 41 30 9
Constellations (89 total, 37 navigational) 19 32 20 8