English Name: The Winged Horse
Hemisphere: Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Pisces and Vulpecula.
Visible between latitudes: +90 and -60 degrees
Best season: Autumn.
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter.
Best seen in: October
Seen between: August and December.
Right Ascension (RA): 22 hour
Declination (DEC): +20 degrees
Area (square degrees): 1,121 (7th)
Pegasus (The Winged Horse)
- Although this constellation has no really bright stars, it is easy to spot because of the three brightest stars (Markab, Scheat & Algenib) and other one star is actually part of Andromeda that made up to form of four stars of `Great Square`.
- The area inside the Great Square containing no stars brighter than magnitude +4.0
- M15 – Globular Cluster; one of the best of the Northern Sky – visible through binoculars as a nebulous patch, in a telescope it is a real showpiece.
Features of Interest
- NGC 7331 – Galaxy; this spiral is the brightest one in Pegasus but is still only magnitude +9.0.
- Stephan’s Quintet – very very faint group of galaxies; these galaxies are not really targets for the beginner, as they need at least a 10-inch telescope to be seen clearly.
- Markab (Alpha Peg)
- Scheat (Beta Peg)
- Algenib (Gamma Peg)
- Enif (Epsilon Peg)
- Homam (Zeta Peg)
- Matar (Eta Peg)
- Baham (Theta Peg)
- Salm (Tau Peg)
- Photo of the constellation; Pegasus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Pegasus
- List of stars in Pegasus.
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