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Ian Ridpath:
Star Tales

(originally published in 1988,
revised editions since then,
Ian’s website)

The tales of the modern constellations:
who invented them in the Early Modern Age and what legends did Ovid and the ancients tell?

In alphabetical order each of the constellations is described in an own chapter.

Wie der Löwe an den Himmel kam

(published 2021 in German only but the images speak their own language.)

The book explains the history of all 88 constellations, constellation by constellation, dedicating 2 to 4 pages for each of them. It is grouping them by the seasons of visibility and demonstrating that many of the constellations are not understandable individually but only with regard to their neighbours.

As an extension of Ridpath’s book, this book also compares the Babylonian constellations at the given area of the sky demonstrating that there are many deviations.

Title of the book: Hoffmann (2021)