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ori.gif (1448 bytes) Mythology and history

Mitología de Equuleus

     In old times the constellation was already known Equuleus, was the babylonian time. On the contrary, the uncertain denomination is something, because neither Arato nor Hiparco mention to Equuleus, and only at the end of the Greek time it is when the first representation becomes of the region with the form of the nose of potrillo. The Latin legend  sees the Celeris horse there that Mercury donated Beaver. The pony is symbolized with the returned head but, on some old maps, the form of a sea horse plots to him  with a.  It exists, perhaps, in a this relation with the fact that the celestial zone follows by the east the dedicated one to the dolphin (Delphinus) and precedes to Aquarius (Aquarius), the fish (Piscis) and the whale (Cetus) which form an uninterrupted series of marine constellations.



ori.gif (1448 bytes) Characteristics

           Equuleus, is the smallest constellation of the North hemisphere, indicated by five visible stars hardly at first, ready in delimited form of trapeze to the north and the west with Pegasus and Delphinus to the north and the east and  the south with Aquarius.  It crosses the parallel of North 10º, being visible in both hemispheres culminating during the month of August. One is next to the galactic equator for that reason she is rich in stars and accumulations, although the zone of the sky very is delimited. Objects of interest in Equuleus do not exist.



Constellation of Equuleus


Main stars

       Alpha, a; denominated Kitalpha, or forcebody of the horse,  magnitude 4.10, yellow color. Light is to 186 years, is 73 times more luminous than the Sun Is a binary espectrocópica.

      Beta, b; of 5.16 magnitude and white color. Light is to 360 years, is 87 times more shining than the Sun Has a companion connected gravitationally by its compound phantom.

    Gamma, g; of magnitude 4.71 and yellow color light is to 114 years. It is a star 14 times more luminous than the Sun with a superior diameter three times.

    Delta, d;  of 4.50 magnitude and yellow. Light is to 60 years, being a more luminous star solar 4 times.

Other objects




ori.gif (1448 bytes) Observations by telescope



Nom: S 2733 R.A.: 20h.50m.

Dec: 07º10'

Mag: 8.5, 8.7 Sep.: 40" P.A.: 144º Nat:? Spec.: A, K
AOC:365 DSC: 257 D.D.S.: 23h.30m.(UT); 23-June-1985


            NOTE: One is in a rich zone; there is a small difference of brightness are very separated, is unfolded without difficulty with 50x, the main one is white, however, the secondary one is orange



Nom: e R.A.: 20h.56m.

Dec: 04º06'

Mag: 5.4, 7.3 Sep.: 10" P.A.: 67º Nat:ph Spec.: A, K
AOC: 367 DSC: 259 D.D.S.: 23h.42m.(UT); 23-June-1985



           NOTE: One is in a rich zone; there is a small difference of magnitude, is enough the distance that separates to them, the main one is orange, however, the secondary one is white, is unfolded without difficulty with 50x.



Nom: 2 R.A.: 21h.00m.

Dec: 06º59'

Mag: 7.2, 7.4 Sep.: 2.8" P.A.: 212º Nat:ph Spec.: A, A
AOC: 369 DSC: 261 D.D.S.:23h.56m.(UT); 23-June-1985


            NOTE: One is in a somewhat poor zone in stars, is a small difference of brightness are together, I need the eyeglass 200x to unfold it, both components are white. One is one double united one.


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