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Equuleus

Quick Facts

Name:Equuleus
ek-KWOO-lee-us
Meaning:Little Horse
Abbreviation:Equ
Genitive:Equulei
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -70°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:September, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 10
Right Ascension:21.21 hours
Declination:7.00 degrees
Area:71.641 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Equuleus

About Equuleus

Equuleus, the Little Horse, is a constellation that lies between Pegasus and Delphinus. Equuleus is thought to be Cerleris, the swift brother of Pegasus, whom Mercury gave to Castor, the brother of Pollux (Gemini). Or it could be Cyllarus, whom Juno gave to Pollux. In any case, it can be seen rising in mid-September just before Pegasus.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
KitalphaAlpha Equ

Neighboring Constellations

AquariusPegasus
Delphinus
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