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Lacerta Constellation
Constellation Lacerta the Lizard Star Map

Lacerta, the Lizard (Lac)

(luh-SER-tuh)


The Northern constellation of Lacerta, the Lizard, is best viewed in Fall during the month of October. It's brightest star is Alpha Lacertae at magnitude 3.76. The boundary of the Lacerta constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. luh-SER-tuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Lizard
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lacertae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lac
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 31m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 46° 40'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Lacertae  (3.76)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 3



    Brightest Stars in Lacerta

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Lacerta by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Lacerta

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Lacerta. Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. 8 Lacerta
          2. 5.7, 6.3
          3. double

        * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

        ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).