- For similiarly titled articles, see: Constellation (disambiguation).
A constellation is a grouping of stars visible from a planet's atmosphere.
Bajoran names for constellations visible on Bajor include The Dawn, The Falls, The Flames, The Forest, The Orb, the Petalune, The Runners, The Tears and The Temple. (DS9 episode: "Second Sight", DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Twilight, ST - Typhon Pact novels: Rough Beasts of Empire, Plagues of Night)
Cardassian names for constellations that can be seen on Cardassia Prime include the Bitter Children, the Flower of Knowledge and the Long and Lonely Sojourn.
(DS9 novel: Sacraments of Fire)
Some Romulan constellations include Khellian the Hunter, Dhael the Raptor and Ravsam the Sisters. (TTN novel: The Red King)
Vulcan constellations include A'T'Pel the sword, Stol the chalice, and Sarakin the twin crossed daggers dripping with the green glowing nebula of Plak Marn. (TOS novel: Captain's Blood)
In 4,000 B.C., Babylonians defined a zodiac of 12 constellations visible on Earth, based on Sol rising each month of the year within a different one. These were Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. (TOS - Star Trek Annual 1978 comic: "The Zodiac")
In 2163, the homeworld of the Elachi was named Gamma Vertis IV. Its star was the third-brightest in the minor Rigelian constellation Verti. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
In 2333, the constellation Maxia included at least six stars and was visible in the sky of Berengaria VII. (TNG novel: The Buried Age)
In 2375, the Monorhan Naviim looked at Oweninum's Belt. On the homeworld, that constellation of seven stars was brightest in the final days of harvest, weeks before winter came. (VOY - String Theory novel: Fusion)
In 2381, Afsarah Eden identified an artistic rendering on the Mikhal Outpost as the Hanara constellation of the Anschlasom people. (VOY novel: The Eternal Tide)