Delphinus (Pronounciation:Del-fine-us, Abbrev:Del, Latin:Delphini) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Delphinus takes up 188.549 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.46% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Dolphin . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.
Delphinus is a northern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the southern hemisphere. The brightest star in Delphinus is Rotanev. There are 2 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.
Delphinus is the dolphin that persuaded Amphitrite, a nereid that she should accept Poseidon`s wooing. Amphitrite had wanted to keep her virginity thus running off. Delphinus was one of those tasked with finding her. Another story has Delphinus as the dolphin who saved the Greek poet Arion of Lesbos from drowning after he was thrown overboard.There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Area||188.549 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.46%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||2|
|Meteor Shower Count||3|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Vulpecula|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 195019||125.64||1||+18d 46` 10.7||20h 28m 18.42|
|HD 196885||109.34||1||+11d 14` 58.0||20h 39m 51.85|
As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|1 Delphini||742.97||+10d 53` 45.3||20h 30m 17.95|
|10 Delphini||507.25||+14d 34` 58.4||20h 41m 16.21|
|13 Delphini||428.60||+06d 00` 29.7||20h 47m 48.33|
|14 Delphini||500.25||+07d 51` 51.0||20h 49m 48.24|
|15 Delphini||99.87||+12d 32` 41.6||20h 49m 37.74|
|16 Delphini||197.32||+12d 34` 06.6||20h 55m 38.55|
|17 Delphini||479.65||+13d 43` 17.6||20h 55m 36.68|
|Delta Delphini||223.25||+15d 04` 28.9||20h 43m 27.55|
|Deneb Dulfim||330.46||+11d 18` 12.0||20h 33m 12.76|
|Eta Delphini||236.18||+13d 01` 37.9||20h 33m 57.00|
|EU Delphini||381.03||+18d 16` 06.4||20h 37m 54.71|
|Gamma Delphini||123.78||+16d 07` 28.6||20h 46m 38.87|
|Gamma Delphini B||126.32||+16d 07` 29.2||20h 46m 39.52|
|Gliese 795||54.54||+04d 58` 18.7||20h 39m 37.20|
|Iota Delphini||188.97||+11d 22` 39.7||20h 37m 49.10|
|Kappa Delphini||98.24||+10d 05` 10.1||20h 39m 07.59|
|LU Delphini||485.36||+17d 31` 17.0||20h 41m 58.16|
|MR Delphini||158.33||+05d 13` 06.1||20h 31m 13.29|
|Musica||245.60||+10d 50` 21.7||20h 58m 25.96|
|Rotanev||100.89||+14d 35` 42.7||20h 37m 32.87|
|Sualocin||253.82||+15d 54` 43.4||20h 39m 38.25|
|Theta Delphini||2013.35||+13d 18` 54.5||20h 38m 43.98|
|U Delphini||1568.09||+18d 05` 24.2||20h 45m 28.23|
|W Delphini||2203.81||+18d 17` 03.8||20h 37m 40.09|
|Zeta Delphini||220.08||+14d 40` 27.1||20h 35m 18.51|