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Delphinus Constellation
Constellation Delphinus the Dolphin

Delphinus, the Dolphin (Del)  

(del-FINE-us)


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  (3.63m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 2

    * 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).