Lacerta from Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson (1822). Source image courtesy the US Naval Observatory.
|Lacerta Constellation Profile
|Location: Northern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 201 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 68
|On Meridian: 9pm October 10th
||Best View (North): Autumn
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Cepheus, Cygnus, Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia
The Myth Behind the Constellation Lacerta
Lacerta, “The Lizard” was a creation of Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius. It first appeared on his 1690 star atlas Firmamentum Sobiescianum. Lacerta is one of seven constellations he created that are still in use today.
Lacerta Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Lacerta
There are no stars in Lacerta with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.