There are 88 modern constellations in the sky that have been accepted .Many of these are not visible or only partly visible at different times of the year from the northern or southern hemisphere .
This series of articles is about southern hemisphere visible consteallations.
1 The Southern Cross:
THE SOUTHERN CROSS -CRUX
Picture Credit : IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
This constellation is always the point of reference when looking at the southern night sky .
It appears to us as a kite shape with four stars demarcating the shape