PEGASUS

| PEGASUS Chart | Midnight Culmination | Skylore | Description | Asterisms |
| Star Clusters | Discussed in these Shows |

Constellation Data

  • Name: PEGASUS
  • Translation: Pegasus, the winged horse
  • Abbreviation: Peg
  • Genitive: Pegasi
  • Size: 7
  • RA: 23 hours
  • Decl: +20 degrees
  • Season: Fall
  • Midnight Culmination: September 1
  • Pages where PEGASUS is discussed in Chet Raymo's 365 Starry Nights: 167-168,169,177-180,184



What is the Genitive form?
What is Right Ascension (RA)?
Is this constellation ever visible from my latitude? What is Declination?

Where should I look for a constellation on a date before or after its midnight culmination? What is Midnight Culmination?

Skylore

See Andromeda and Perseus.

Description

Farther along on the line from the Pointers to Polaris and Cassiopeia is a large, nearly perfect square of four stars. This is the Great Square of Pegasus. Pegasus, the Winged Horse, lies almost directly overhead in autumn. Located east of Andromeda; signals the coming of Fall. Because Pegasus flies so fast, his hind quarters can't be seen.

[star chart]


Star chart created with Voyager II Software for Macintosh, published by Carina Software. This is just a taste of what Voyager can do! For info on Voyager II software, call Carina Software at (510) 355-1266, write them at 12919 Alcosta Blvd Suite #7, San Ramon, CA 94583, or visit Carina Software's home page and check out Voyager II for yourself.

Asterisms

Baseball Diamond

Great Square

What is an Asterism?

Star Clusters

M15 (Globular cluster), mag. 6.4.

What are Star Clusters?

Discussed in these Shows

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