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The Winged Horse, The Flying Horse

Constellation of the northern sky

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Constellation FamilyPerseus
Celestial QuadrantNQ4
Right Ascension21h13 to 00h15
Declination+2.3° to +36.6°
Area (sq deg)1,121
Brightest StarEnif
Optimum VisibilityOctober
Map of Pegasus

Easily recognisable from its 'square' of stars, Pegasus is a large ,well-populated constellation with several points of interest, including Helvetios or 51 Pegasi, which is thought to have a planet in orbit. A number of extragalactic phenomena are also to be found here: NGC 7331, for example, is a spiral galaxy with a structure very similar to our own Milky Way.


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