|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -70°|
|Best Seen In:||September, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||July 31|
|Right Ascension:||20.70 hours|
|Area:||188.549 sq. degrees|
Delphinus, the Dolphin, was known by Ancient Greeks as the 'Sacred Fish' and appears twice in mythology. Once, a dolphin helped Posideon locate the mermaid, Amphitrite, and brought her back to be Poseidon's Queen in his golden palace at the bottom of the sea. As a reward, Poseidon placed the dolphin among the stars. The second appearance is when Arion, a poet and musician, was sailing back to Greece. His crew turned against him, and using a Lyre, he summoned up a school of dolphins, throwing himself into the sea; one of the dolphins carried him on its back to Greece.
|Deneb Dulfim||Epsilon Del|