In modren astronomy, a constellation is a internaitionally defined aurie o the celestial sphere. These auries is grouped aroond asterisms (that is thairsels generally referred tae in non-technical leid as "constellations"), that is patterns furmed bi prominent starns athin apparent proximity tae ane anither on Yird's nicht sky.

The constellation Orion is ane o the maist recognizable in the nicht sky.

Thare numerous historical constellations that isnae goamed bi the IAU or constellations goamed in regional tradeetions o astronomy or astrology, like Cheenese, Hindu an Australian Aboriginal.