Fornax the Furnace: A dim constellation with galaxies galore

Fornax the Furnace appears as a few dim stars to the unaided eye but harbors galaxies from one orbiting the Milky Way to some at the edge of the universe.

The constellation Sculptor contains the South Galactic Pole

The constellation Sculptor appears best on November evenings from the Northern Hemisphere, when it lies along the southern horizon.

Tucana the Toucan is home to the Small Magellanic Cloud

Tucana the Toucan is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that's a cinch to spot. Just look for our little satellite galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Pegasus the Flying Horse, and the best sky story ever

Pegasus the Flying Horse is the 7th largest constellation. It dominates fall skies in the Northern Hemisphere and has a famous asterism called the Great Square.

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady

The constellation Andromeda the Chained Lady is most famous for containing the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

Cassiopeia the Queen is overhead on autumn evenings

Spot the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen somewhere in the northern sky during much of the year, and throughout much of the night. It's high overhead now.

Delphinus the Dolphin is shaped like a kite

Delphinus the Dolphin is a petite constellation that looks like the animal it's supposed to represent. Look for the dolphin leaping under the Summer Triangle.

Auriga the Charioteer and bright Capella on October evenings

Auriga the Charioteer is a north circumpolar constellation best viewed on autumn and winter evenings. Its star Capella is the sixth brightest star in the sky.

Cassiopeia and Perseus on October evenings

Cassiopeia and Perseus are neighbors in the fall sky. Use Cassiopeia's distinctive W or M shape to locate the dimmer Perseus on autumn and winter evenings.

Cassiopeia ascends in September and October

Cassiopeia the Queen is an easy-to-find constellation. It has the shape of a W or M. Look in the north-northeast sky on September and October evenings.