May Constellations

The seven May constellations feature such well-known groups as Centaurus, the centaur, and Virgo, the maiden. These constellations contain a large number of interesting Messier objects including galaxies and star clusters. Coma Berinices is home to several Messier galaxies. These galaxies are part of a large group known as the Virgo cluster. This cluster of over 2,000 galaxies includes M64, the Blackeye Galaxy and M100, a spiral galaxy and the brightest member of the Virgo cluster. Several more of these galaxies can be found in constellation Virgo. It contains 11 Messier galaxies of various shapes and sizes. An additional four galaxies are located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. Click on any constellation below for more information.

Canes Venatici

The Hunting Dogs


The Centaur

Coma Berenices

Berenice's Hair


The Crow


The Southern Cross


The Fly


The Maiden