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Transcript of Pegasus Constellation
• Pegasus is the seventh largest constellation in the sky
• Pegasus is visible in both Southern and the Northern hemisphere
• In 1995 the first exoplanet known to orbit a sun like star was discovered in the constellation of Pegasus. The constellation contains the first planets outside our solar system to have been directly observed by an Earth based telescope.
• The nearest star to Earth which could possibly explode as a supernova is located in the Pegasus constellation.
• Pegasus has been recognized as a constellation for 2,000 years.
Markab: 2.48 magnitude Meaning:The saddle of the horse
Scheat: 2.42 magnitude Meaning:The leg
Algenib:2.83 magnitude Meaning:The flank
Enif: 2.39 magnitude Meaning:The nose
Homam: 3.4 magnitude Meaning:Man of high spirit
Matar:2.93 magnitude Meaning:Lucky rain of shooting stars
Baham: 3.52 magnitude Meaning:The livestock's
Sadalbari: 3.51 magnitude Meaning:Lucky star of the splendid one
What are some of the constellations near Pegasus?
Pegasus’s neighbouring constellations are; Andromeda, Aquarius, Cygnus, Cassiopeia, Delphinus, Equuleus, Lacerta, Pisces and Vulpecula.
Some facts you should know....
Brightest star in the constellation Pegasus: The brightest star in the constellation is Enif (ε Peg), which forms the nose. Enif has a magnitude of 2.39.
Dimmest star in the constellation Pegasus: The dimmest star in the constellation Pegasus has a magnitude of 14.57.
- Represents the white winged horse of Greek Mythology
- Can be seen near the end of summer following into Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere
- The square of the constellation is easiest to see in the night sky
The constellation Pegasus
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