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Equuleus (The Pony) Constellation

Altitude: -14.1°   Azimuth: 301.4°   Direction: West-North-West

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).

Equuleus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
Available Resources for Equuleus

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.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Equuleus Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Equuleus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.9°
Max altitude: 45.7°
Azimuth: 277.1°
Equuleus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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
HR8131 α Equulei Kitalpha 3.92 Double;
HR8123 δ Equulei 4.49 Multiple;
HR8097 γ Equulei 4.69 Variable; Multiple;
HR8178 β Equulei 5.16 Multiple;
HR8034 ε Equulei 5.23 Multiple;
HR8066 3 Equulei 5.61 Double;
HR8163 9 Equulei 5.82
HR8077 4 Equulei 5.94 Double;
HR8149 5.96
HR8038 5.99 Double;
HR8098 6 Equulei 6.07 Multiple;
HR8090 6.15
HR8191 6.35
HR8067 6.42
HR8095 6.45

(*) 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).

Name Type Magnitude
NGC 7015 Galaxy 13.2 (B)
NGC 7046 Galaxy 14.2 (B)
IC 1364 Galaxy 14.7 (B)
NGC 7040 Galaxy 14.9 (B)
IC 1365 NED01 Galaxy 15.1 (B)
IC 1375 Galaxy 15.1 (B)
IC 1367 Galaxy 15.3 (B)
IC 1361 Galaxy 15.4 (B)
IC 5083 Galaxy 15.5 (B)
IC 1360 Galaxy 15.6 (B)
IC 1365 NED02 Galaxy 17 (B)
IC 1365 Group of Galaxies N/A