The Constellation Families of Menzel

Menzel outline 8 constellation families. The number of constellations in each family is designated by the number in parenthesis that follows the family name.

The family names are:

1 – Ursa Major Family (10)

2 – Zodiac Family (12)

3 – Perseus Family (9)

4 – Hercules Family (19)

5 – Orion Family (5)

6 – Heavenly Waters Family (9)

7 – Bayer Family (11)

8 – La Caille Family (13)

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The constellations in each family are:

1 – Ursa Major Family (10)

Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Canes Venatici, Boötes, Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis, Camelopardalis, Lynx, and Leo Minor.

2 – Zodiac Family (12)

Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer.

3 – Perseus Family (9)

Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Andromeda, Perseus, Pegasus, Cetus, Auriga, Lacerta, and Triangulum.

4 – Hercules Family (19)

Hercules, Sagitta, Aquila, Lyra, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Hydra, Sextans, Crater, Corvus, Ophiuchus, Serpens, Scutum, Centaurus, Lupus, Corona Australis, Ara, Triangulum Australe, and Crux.

5 – Orion Family (5)

Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Lepus, and Monoceros.

6 – Heavenly Waters Family (9)

Delphinus, Equuleus, Eridanus, Piscis Austrinus, Carina, Puppis, Vela, Pyxis, and Columba.

7 – Bayer Family (11)

Hydrus, Dorado, Volans, Apus, Pavo, Grus, Phoenix, Tucana, Indus, Chamaeleon, and Musca.

8 – La Caille Family (13)

Norma, Circinus, Telescopium, Microscopium, Sculptor, Fornax, Caelum, Horologium, Octans, Mensa, Reticulum, Pictor, and Antlia.

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References:

1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constellation_family

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