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Pegasus Constellation
Constellation Pegasus

Pegasus, the Winged Horse (Peg)

The constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse, is best viewed in the Fall season during the month of October for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Enif at magnitude 2.38. The boundary of the Pegasus constellation contains 19 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. Winged Horse
      1. Genitive:
      2. Pegasi
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Peg
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. October
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 22h 37m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 19° 39'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Enif (2.38m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 19
      1. Messier objects:
      2. M15,

    * 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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