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Abbreviation:  Equ
English Name:  TheLittle Horse
Genitive: Kitalpha
Hemisphere:  Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Pegasus and Delphinus.
Visible between latitudes:  
+90 and -70 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:  September
Seen between: July and November
Right Ascension (RA):  21 hour
Declination (DEC):  +10 degrees
Area (square degrees):  72 (87th)

Equuleus (The Little Horse)

  • The second smallest constellation in the sky, and contains no notable deep sky objects – due to its small size and its distance from the plane of the Milky Way.
  • Some very faint galaxies between magnitudes +13.0 and +15.0 including four objects of NGC. (See below.)

Messier Objects

  • NGC 7015 – faint spiral galaxy; fairly small, slightly elongated – weak concentration (Magnitude: +12.4).
  • NGC 7040 – faint galaxy; fairly small, diffuse oval (Magnitude: +14.0).
  • NGC 7045 – double star; the first IC notes “7045 is not a nebula, but only a couple of very faint stars close together.
  • NGC 7046 - barred spiral galaxy; weak concentration, fairly small, slightly elongated (Magnitude: +13.0).

Named Stars

  • Kitalpha (Alpha Equ) – yellow star (magnitude: +3.9).


  • Photo of the constellation; Equuleus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Equuleus
  • List of stars in Equuleus.


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