Abbreviation: Â Del
English Name: Â The Dophin
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Equuleus and Sagitta.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -70 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn and Winter
Best seen in:Â September
Seen between:Â June and November
Right Ascension (RA):Â 21 hour
Declination (DEC):Â +10 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 189 (69th)
Delphinus (The Dolphin)
- Delphinus’ four brightest stars form a featureÂ asterism as a leaping Dolphin,Â that can easily be recognized. Sometimes it gives a name as Job’s Coffin.
- It is in a rich Milky Way star field.
- No Messier objects in Delphinus.
Features of Interest
- NGC 6891 – Planetary Nebula; very bright, it requests using OIII filter to be seen. (small blue disk.)
- NGC 6934 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 47 (C47) – brighter and larger of the two displaying Globular Cluster in Delpinus.
- NGC 7006 – Globular Cluster, also known as Caldwell 42 (C42) – can be mistaken for faint star at low magnification.
- SualocinÂ (Alpha Del)
- RotanevÂ (Beta Del)
- Deneb DulfimÂ (Epsilon Del)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Delphinus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Delphinus
- List of stars in Delphinus.
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