Pegasus: The Winged HorsePronunciation: PEG-us-us
|Pegasus Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Peg||Genitive: Pegasi|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Northern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Autumn||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Lacerta, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Delphinus, Equuleus, Aquarius, Pisces, Andromeda|
The Myth Behind the Constelltion PegasusPegasus was the winged-horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa when Perseus cut her head off. He served as Perseus’ steed and helped the hero defeat the sea-monster Cetus to save Princess Andromeda and the country of Aethiopia. Athena took Pegasus to Mount Helicon, the mountain of the muses, where with a single kick of his hoof started the flowing of the famous spring of Hippocrene, said to be the source of all poetic inspiration.
Pegasus Constellation Points of Interest
|Interesting Objects in the Constellation Pegasus|
|M15||NGC 7078||Globular Cluster||Binoculars|
Bright Stars in PegasusThese are the stars in Pegasus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Enif||Epsilon Pegasi||2.38||Orange||26,203 suns||673 ly|
|Scheat||Beta Pegasi||2.44||Red||3,878 suns||199 ly|
|Markab||Alpha Pegasi||2.49||Blue-White||193 suns||140 ly|
|Algenib||Gamma Pegasi||2.83||Blue||2,564 suns||333 ly|
|Matar||Eta Pegasi||2.93||Yellow||327 suns||215 ly|