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Equuleus – The Foal

Equuleus is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Equuleus is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.

Symbolism: Equuleus is also known as ‘The Foal’

 

History & Mythology

Equuleus is the 2nd smallest constellation in the celestial sphere, depicting a foals head that sits next to its lager companion, the constellation of Pegasus. In Greek mythology, the myth suggests that the foal could be Celeris, the brother or son of Pegasus. Equuleus is a very faint constellation in the night sky.

 

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Equuleus is bordered by constellations Pegasus, Aquarius & Delphinus.

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 87th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Equuleus consists of 3 main stars.

Brightest Star: Alpha Equulei.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Equuleus has 2 stars with planets.

# 2. Gamma Equulei is a double star.

# 3. The brightest star in Equuleus is Alpha Equulei.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Equuleus known as?

Q. How many main stars does Equuleus have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Equuleus?

Q. How many stars have planets in Equuleus?

Q. What number star ranking is Equuleus in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Equuleus Constellation here: Equuleus Constellation (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more info on the Equuleus Constellation visit http://www.astronomytrek.com/star-constellation-facts-equuleus/

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.

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