Equuleus (The Pony) Constellation
Equuleus (pronounced ɪˈkwuːliəs) is the Latin name of a constellation situated close to the celestial equator. As such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.
In English language this constellation is also known as "The Pony" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Equ" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Equl" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).
The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Equulei" (pronounced ɪˈkwuːliaɪ) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Equulei (the brightest star of Equuleus based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Equulei (the 23th star in the constellation of Equuleus based on the Flamsteed catalog).
Sky Chart of Equuleus Constellation
Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Equuleus constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Equuleus in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.
Visibility of Equuleus Constellation
Today's Equuleus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations these times can have little relevance.
Bright Stars in Equuleus Constellation
The table below lists all the brightest stars in the Equuleus constellation. See also the complete list of 15 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Equuleus. Click on each star to see more details about it.
|HR Number(*)||Star designation||Proper name||Visual magnitude||Color||Notes|
|HR8097||γ Equulei||4.69||⬤||Variable; Multiple;|
(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.
Deep Sky Objects in Equuleus Constellation
The table below lists all the deep sky objects in the Equuleus constellation. See also the complete list of 15 deep sky objects in the constellation of Equuleus. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).