Constellation The Lizard

Lacerta (The Lizard): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Lizard
  • Best seen in: October
  • Family: Perseus
  • Latitude: +90° to -35°

Lacerta or The Lizard is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Perseus constellation family. Lacerta is best seen in October (from latitudes +90° to -35°).

Lacerta means ‘the lizard’ in Latin, however, it is also referred to as ‘Little Cassiopeia’ because its brightest stars also form a ‘W’ shape. Five main stars make up the constellation and it can be located between Cygnus, Cassiopeia, and Andromeda. The star EV Lacertae produced a flare in 2008 thousands of times brighter than the Sun.

Lacerta Constellation Map

Lacerta Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Lizard (Lacerta)

The constellation Lacerta contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Alpha Lacertae
  • Beta Lacertae
  • EV Lacertae
  • Roe 47
  • ADS 16402

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Lacerta include: NGC 7243, BL Lacertae.

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