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Delphinus Constellation
Constellation Delphinus

Delphinus, the Dolphin (Del)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Dolphin
      1. Genitive:
      2. Delphini
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Del
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 40m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 12° 6'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Rotanev (3.63m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 5
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C47,

    * 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.



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