Equuleus: The Little Horse

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Equuleus, The Little Horse

Equuleus as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Equuleus Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Equ Genitive: Equulei Origin: Ancient
Location: Northern Hemisphere Size/Area: 72 sq. deg. Size Rank: 87
On Meridian: 9pm September 20th Best View (North): Summer Best View (South):
Bordering Constellations: Pegasus, Delphinus, Aquarius

 

The Myth Behind the Constellation Equuleus

Equuleus, “The Little Horse”, is said to be Celeris, brother or offspring of Pegasus.  He was a gift to one of the Gemini Twins, Castor, from Hermes.

Equuleus Constellation Points of Interest

Interesting stars and objects.

Bright Stars in Equuleus

There are no stars in Equuleus with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.