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Equuleus Constellation

Equuleus (Pronounciation:Ek-we-lee-us, Abbrev:Equ, Latin:Equulei) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Equuleus takes up 71.641 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.17% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Horse . 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.

Equuleus is an equatorial constellation that can be seen by countries nearest the Equator. The brightest star in Equuleus is Kitalpha. There are 2 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

Legend of the Constellation

Was known as Celaris, the foal brother of Pegasus who was given to Mercury by Castor.

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Equuleus Facts


NameEquuleus
AbbreviationEqu
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarKitalpha
Area71.641 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.17%
Size Position87th
Hemisphere Equatorial
Site Exoplanet Count2
Meteor Shower Count2
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsDelphinus
Aquarius
Pegasus

Equuleus Constellation Map


Equuleus Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Equuleus


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 200964235.502+03d 48` 10.821h 06m 39.79

List of Named Stars in Equuleus without Extrasolar Planets

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.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
4 Equulei159.57+05d 57` 30.621h 05m 26.79
6 Equulei443.16+10d 02` 56.021h 10m 31.31
9 Equulei654.95+07d 21` 16.421h 21m 04.80
Beta Equulei330.79+06d 48` 40.021h 22m 53.58
Delta Equulei60.30+10d 00` 27.821h 14m 28.79
Epsilon Equulei176.40+04d 17` 37.820h 59m 04.54
Gamma Equulei118.39+10d 07` 55.021h 10m 20.47
Gliese 81849.11+07d 04` 14.421h 05m 19.70
Kitalpha190.29+05d 14` 53.121h 15m 49.40
Lambda Equulei264.10+07d 10` 47.321h 02m 12.51
S Equulei1953.07+05d 04` 49.420h 57m 12.83
SY Equulei4181.58+09d 55` 55.021h 23m 28.81
Zeta Equulei769.25+05d 30` 10.321h 04m 34.64



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