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.
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.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Area||71.641 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.17%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||2|
|Meteor Shower Count||2|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Delphinus|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 200964||235.50||2||+03d 48` 10.8||21h 06m 39.79|
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|
|4 Equulei||159.57||+05d 57` 30.6||21h 05m 26.79|
|6 Equulei||443.16||+10d 02` 56.0||21h 10m 31.31|
|9 Equulei||654.95||+07d 21` 16.4||21h 21m 04.80|
|Beta Equulei||330.79||+06d 48` 40.0||21h 22m 53.58|
|Delta Equulei||60.30||+10d 00` 27.8||21h 14m 28.79|
|Epsilon Equulei||176.40||+04d 17` 37.8||20h 59m 04.54|
|Gamma Equulei||118.39||+10d 07` 55.0||21h 10m 20.47|
|Gliese 818||49.11||+07d 04` 14.4||21h 05m 19.70|
|Kitalpha||190.29||+05d 14` 53.1||21h 15m 49.40|
|Lambda Equulei||264.10||+07d 10` 47.3||21h 02m 12.51|
|S Equulei||1953.07||+05d 04` 49.4||20h 57m 12.83|
|SY Equulei||4181.58||+09d 55` 55.0||21h 23m 28.81|
|Zeta Equulei||769.25||+05d 30` 10.3||21h 04m 34.64|