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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Pegasus (The Winged Horse) Constellation

Altitude: 41.9°   Azimuth: 112.9°   Direction: East-South-East

Pegasus (pronounced ˈpɛɡəsəs) is the Latin name of a large constellation (in fact it extends itself for about 46 degrees across the sky) 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 Winged horse" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Peg" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Pegs" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Pegasi" (pronounced ˈpɛɡəsaɪ) 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 Pegasi (the brightest star of Pegasus based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Pegasi (the 23th star in the constellation of Pegasus based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Pegasus is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 42°.
Available Resources for Pegasus

Sky Chart of Pegasus Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Pegasus constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Pegasus 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 Pegasus Constellation

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

Today's Pegasus 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: 69.9°
Max altitude: 58.6°
Azimuth: 290.1°
Pegasus is above 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 (like Pegasus actually is) these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Pegasus Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Pegasus constellation. See also the complete list of 175 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Pegasus. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR8308 ε Pegasi Enif 2.39 Variable; Multiple;
HR8775 β Pegasi Scheat 2.42 Variable; Multiple;
HR8781 α Pegasi Markab 2.49 Variable;
HR39 γ Pegasi Algenib 2.83 Variable; Multiple;
HR8650 η Pegasi Matar 2.94 Variable; Multiple;
HR8634 ζ Pegasi Homam 3.4 Double;
HR8684 μ Pegasi Sadalbari 3.48
HR8450 θ Pegasi Biham 3.53 Variable;
HR8430 ι Pegasi 3.76 Variable; Double;
HR8667 λ Pegasi 3.95
HR8173 1 Pegasi 4.08 Multiple;
HR8315 κ Pegasi 4.13 Multiple;
HR8665 ξ Pegasi 4.19 Multiple;
HR8454 π2 Pegasi 4.29
HR8313 9 Pegasi 4.34 Variable;
HR8905 υ Pegasi Alkarab 4.4
HR8795 55 Pegasi 4.52 Variable;
HR8923 70 Pegasi 4.55
HR8225 2 Pegasi 4.57 Double;
HR8880 τ Pegasi Salm 4.6 Variable;
...go to the complete list of 175 bright stars in the constellation of Pegasus

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Pegasus Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Pegasus constellation. See also the complete list of 455 deep sky objects in the constellation of Pegasus. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
Messier 15 (Great Pegasus Cluster) Globular Cluster 6.3 (V)
NGC 7331 Galaxy 9.48 (V)
NGC 7479 Galaxy 10.85 (V)
NGC 7741 Galaxy 11.31 (V)
NGC 7457 Galaxy 11.87 (V)
NGC 7653 Galaxy 11.91 (V)
NGC 7217 Galaxy 11.92 (V)
NGC 7817 Galaxy 11.94 (V)
NGC 7625 Galaxy 11.98 (V)
NGC 7332 Galaxy 12 (B)
NGC 7448 Galaxy 12 (B)
NGC 7814 Galaxy 12 (B)
NGC 16 Galaxy 12.06 (V)
NGC 7587 Galaxy 12.06 (V)
NGC 7177 Galaxy 12.2 (B)
NGC 7771 Galaxy 12.25 (V)
NGC 7080 Galaxy 12.33 (V)
NGC 7469 Galaxy 12.34 (V)
NGC 7798 Galaxy 12.37 (V)
NGC 7742 Galaxy 12.5 (B)
...go to the complete list of 455 deep sky objects in the constellation of Pegasus