Lacerta constellation lies in the northern sky, between Andromeda and Cygnus. Its name means “the lizard” in Latin.
Lacerta was created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. It is a small, faint constellation that is sometimes referred to as Little Cassiopeia because its brightest stars form a “W” shape, just like the stars in the considerably larger Cassiopeia constellation.
The brightest stars in Lacerta are only of fourth magnitude and none of them have proper names. There are no myths associated with the constellation.
FACTS, LOCATION & MAP
Lacerta is the 68th constellation in size, occupying an area of 201 square degrees. It is located in the fourth quadrant of the northern hemisphere (NQ4) and can be seen at latitudes between +90° and -40°. The neighboring constellations are Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cygnus and Pegasus. ...
Abbreviation: Lac Genitive: Lacertae
Right Ascension: 22 hours Declination: 45 degrees
Area in Square Degrees: 201
Crosses Meridian: 9 PM, October 10
Visible Between Latitudes: 90 and -35 degrees
The constellation Lacerta, the lizard, is located in the northern hemisphere of the sky. It is visible between latitudes of 90 degrees and -40 degrees. It is a very small constellation, occupying only 201 square degrees of the sky. It ranks 68th in size among the 88 constellations in the night sky. It extends from the head of Cepheus to the foot of Perseus, between Cygnus and Andromeda. Lacerta’s brightest stars form a small W in the sky, similar to the constellation Cassiopeia. Because of this, it is sometimes referred to a “Little Cassiopeia.” ...
Lacerta, The Lizard Constellation
Lacerta Constellation Star Map
Lacerta (Pronounciation:Lac-er-ta, Abbrev:Lac, Latin:Lacertae) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Lacerta takes up 200.688 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.49% of the night sky. Lacerta is the 68th largest in terms of size in the night sky.
The constellation name means The Lizard . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Johannes Hevelius years later.
There are 7 stars that make up the main constellation. The hipparcos satellite scanned and detailed 882 stars. There are 36 stars that can be seen with the naked eye in the constellation on a very clear night sky. ...
The Lizard (lat. Lacerta) is a chain of inconspicuous stars in the northern hemisphere. Only one star is brighter than the fourth magnitude.
How to spot Lacerta
Supple as a lizard, the constellation winds in a zig-zag on a line and is particularly easy to spot in autumn. With its 201 square degrees it is located between the striking constellations Cygnus, Cassiopeia and Andromeda.
In 1687, the constellation of Lacerta was described for the first time. These records of star positions made by astronomer Johannes Hevel formed the basis for the 1690 Sky Atlas "Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia". ...
Lacerta – The Lizard
Lacerta is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.
Lacerta is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.
Symbolism: Lacerta is also known as ‘ The Lizard’
... History & Mythology
Lacerta has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Lacerta represents the Lizard, as the constellation has an obscure zigzagging pattern. Lacerta was named by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
Bordering Constellations: Lacerta is bordered by constellations Pegasus, Cepheus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia & Cygnus.
Sky Chart #: 3.
Star Raking: 68th largest constellation in the celestial sphere.
Main Stars: Lacerta consists of 5 main stars. ...