Constellation guide to the 88 official constellations which divide up the sky. These constellations are used to help navigate the celestial sphere. The Constellations are patterns in the sky which have been to invented and have deep mythology behind them. Constellations cover massive areas in the sky and as such are very easy to find.
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The Little Horse
Equleuus is the second smallest constellation, at 72 square degrees. The only constellation that is smaller is Crux.
There are few variable stars in Equuleus. Only around 25 are known, most of which are obscure. γ Equ is an α CVn star, ranging between magnitudes 4.58m and 4.77m over a period of around 12.5 minutes. ρ Equ is a Mira variable that ranges between magnitudes 8.0m and 15.7m over nearly 261 days.
Equuleus is associated with the foal Celaris, who was the brother of the winged horse Pegasus. Celaris was given to Castor by Mercury.
Notable Objects in Equuleus
There are no objects of note in the constellation of Equuleus.
Photos of Equuleus
I have no photos of Equuleus yet.
Northern Circumpolar Constellations
These constellations can be viewed all year round in the Northern hemisphere as they move in a counterclockwise direction around the north celestial pole without setting or dipping below the horizon.
Northern Spring Constellations
These Northern constellations are best viewed around the spring months. The rest of the year the constellation will not rise during the night.
Northern Autumn Constellations
These Northern constellations are best viewed around the autumn months. The rest of the year the constellation will not rise during the night.
Last updated on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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