Abbreviation: Â Peg
English Name: Â The Winged Horse
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Pisces and Vulpecula.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -60 degrees
Best season: Autumn.
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn & Winter.
Best seen in:Â October
Seen between:Â August and December.
Right Ascension (RA):Â 22 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +20 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 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 Â brighter than magnitude +4.0
- M15Â Â – Â 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 7331Â – Â Galaxy; this spiral is the brightest one in Pegasus but is still only magnitude +9.0.
- Stephan’s Quintet Â – Â 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.
- MarkabÂ (Alpha Peg)
- ScheatÂ (Beta Peg)
- AlgenibÂ (Gamma Peg)
- EnifÂ (Epsilon Peg)
- HomamÂ (Zeta Peg)
- MatarÂ (Eta Peg)
- BahamÂ (Theta Peg)
- SalmÂ (Tau Peg)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Pegasus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Pegasus
- List of stars in Pegasus.
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