Interesting Facts About Constellation Pegasus
1. Symbolism: A winged horse.
2. Right Ascension: 23h.
3. Declination: +20o.
4. Area: 1121 sq. deg.
5. Latitudes visible at: Between +90o and -60o.
6. Time best visible: At 21:00 in October.
7. Rank in constellation size: 7th.
8. Brightest Star: Epsilon Pegasi (Enif) - 2.39m.
9. Nearest Star: Iota Pegasi (38.3 light years).
10. Named Stars: Markab, Scheat, Algenib, Enif, Homam, Matar, Baham, Sadalbari
11. Meteor Showers: Pegasids in July.
12. Deep Sky Objects: M15 globular cluster, NGC 7742 and NGC 7331 galaxies.
13. Mythological significance: In Greek mythology, Pegasus is a winged horse who is the son of Poseidon. Pegasus is thought to be born from Medusa's severed head when Perseus killed her. It is also believed that Pegasus carried Zeus' thunderbolts through the sky.
Image: (below) A constellation map of Pegasus.