Go-astronomy logo

Delphinus Constellation
Constellation Delphinus the Dolphin Star Map

Delphinus, the Dolphin (Del)


The constellation of Delphinus, the Dolphin, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Rotanev at magnitude 3.63. The boundary of the Delphinus constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. del-FINE-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Dolphin
      1. Genitive:
      2. Delphini
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Del
      1. Asterism:
      2. Job's Coffin
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 40m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 12° 6'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Rotanev  (3.63)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5

    Double Stars in Delphinus

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Delphinus.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Gamma Delphinus
        2. 4.4, 5.0
        3. double

      Star Clusters in Delphinus

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Delphinus :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Nebulae in Delphinus

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Delphinus :

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type

          Exoplanets in Delphinus

          These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Delphinus. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

              1. Host star name
              2. Exoplanet name

            * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

            ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).