Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Cassiopeia ←Centaurus: The Centaur→ Cepheus

(possessive form Centauri, abbreviation Cen) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Centaurus is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Map of Centaurus
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing the region near Centaurus
The animal being attacked by the Centaur is Lupus, the Wolf

Modern Map of Centaurus
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
IAU/S&T map of Centaurus

Constellations Bordering Centaurus
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Centaurus
 Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Cen (Rigel Kentaurus)

β Cen (Agena)

γ Cen

δ Cen

ε Cen
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Cassiopeia ←Centaurus: The Centaur→ Cepheus