The Constellations in Order of Size

Constellation First Appeared Brightest Star Size (% of sky)
Constellation First Appeared Brightest Star Size (% of sky)
1 Hydra Ancient Alphard 3.2
2 Virgo Ancient Spica 3.1
3 Ursa Major Ancient Alioth 3.1
4 Cetus Ancient Diphda 3.0
5 Hercules Ancient Kornephoros 3.0
6 Eridanus Ancient Achernar 2.8
7 Pegasus Ancient Enif 2.7
8 Draco Ancient Eltanin 2.6
9 Centaurus Ancient Rigil-Kentaurus 2.6
10 Aquarius Ancient Sadalsuud 2.4
11 Ophiuchus Ancient Rasalhague 2.3
12 Leo Ancient Regulus 2.3
13 Bootes Ancient Arcturus 2.2
14 Pisces Ancient η-Psc 2.2
15 Sagittarius Ancient Kaus-Australis 2.1
16 Cygnus Ancient Deneb 1.9
17 Taurus Ancient Aldebaran 1.9
18 Camelopardalis 1612 (Plancius) β-Cam 1.8
19 Andromeda Ancient Alpheratz 1.8
20 Puppis 1756 (Lacaille) Naos 1.6
21 Auriga Ancient Capella 1.6
22 Aquila Ancient Altair 1.6
23 Serpens Ancient Unukalhai 1.5
24 Perseus Ancient Mirfak 1.5
25 Cassiopeia Ancient γ-Cas 1.5
26 Orion Ancient Rigel 1.4
27 Cepheus Ancient Alderamin 1.4
28 Lynx 1687 (Hevelius) α-Lyn 1.3
29 Libra Ancient (Roman) Zubeneschamali 1.3
30 Gemini Ancient Pollux 1.2
31 Cancer Ancient β-Cnc 1.2
32 Vela 1756 (Lacaille) γ²-Vel 1.2
33 Scorpius Ancient Antares 1.2
34 Carina 1756 (Lacaille) Canopus 1.2
35 Monoceros 1612 (Plancius) α-Mon 1.2
36 Sculptor 1756 (Lacaille) α-Scl 1.2
37 Phoenix 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) Ankaa 1.1
38 Canes Venatici 1687 (Hevelius) Cor-Caroli 1.1
39 Aries Ancient Hamal 1.1
40 Capricornus Ancient δ-Cap 1.0
41 Fornax 1756 (Lacaille) α-For 1.0
42 Coma Berenices 1536 (Vopel) β-Com 0.9
43 Canis Major Ancient Sirius 0.9
44 Pavo 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) Peacock 0.9
45 Grus 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) Alnair 0.9
46 Lupus Ancient α-Lup 0.8
47 Sextans 1687 (Hevelius) α-Sex 0.8
48 Tucana 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Tuc 0.7
49 Indus 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Ind 0.7
50 Octans 1756 (Lacaille) ν-Oct 0.7
51 Lepus Ancient Arneb 0.7
52 Lyra Ancient Vega 0.7
53 Crater Ancient δ-Crt 0.7
54 Columba 1592 (Plancius) Phact 0.7
55 Vulpecula 1687 (Hevelius) α-Vul 0.7
56 Ursa Minor Ancient Polaris 0.6
57 Telescopium 1756 (Lacaille) α-Tel 0.6
58 Horologium 1756 (Lacaille) α-Hor 0.6
59 Pictor 1756 (Lacaille) α-Pic 0.6
60 Piscis Austrinus Ancient Fomalhaut 0.6
61 Hydrus 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) β-Hyi 0.6
62 Antlia 1756 (Lacaille) α-Ant 0.6
63 Ara Ancient α-Ara 0.6
64 Leo Minor 1687 (Hevelius) 46-LMi 0.6
65 Pyxis 1756 (Lacaille) α-Pyx 0.5
66 Microscopium 1756 (Lacaille) γ-Mic 0.5
67 Apus 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Aps 0.5
68 Lacerta 1690 (Hevelius) α-Lac 0.5
69 Delphinus Ancient Rotanev 0.5
70 Corvus Ancient Gienah 0.4
71 Canis Minor Ancient Procyon 0.4
72 Dorado 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Dor 0.4
73 Corona Borealis Ancient Alphecca 0.4
74 Norma 1756 (Lacaille) γ²-Nor 0.4
75 Mensa 1756 (Lacaille) α-Men 0.4
76 Volans 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) γ²-Vol 0.3
77 Musca 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Mus 0.3
78 Triangulum Ancient β-Tri 0.3
79 Chamaeleon 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) α-Cha 0.3
80 Corona Australis Ancient α-CrA 0.3
81 Caelum 1756 (Lacaille) α-Cae 0.3
82 Reticulum 1756 (Lacaille) α-Ret 0.3
83 Triangulum Australe 1598 (Keyser & de Houtman) Atria 0.3
84 Scutum 1684 (Hevelius) α-Sct 0.3
85 Circinus 1756 (Lacaille) α-Cir 0.2
86 Sagitta Ancient γ-Sge 0.2
87 Equuleus Ancient (Ptolemy) Kitalpha 0.2
88 Crux 1598 (Plancius) Acrux 0.2

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