Constellation tour in Autumn
Equuleus (The Little Horse)

Date & Time: Oct 20 2001, 21:24 JST(+0900), 20min. Exp.
Optical: MC Rokkor f=135mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.0, with Cokin Diffuser-1 filter
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Film: Fujicolor SUPERIA 400
Location: Subashiri half point of Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
Equuleus, the Little Horse is a tiny constellation formed by fine warped square. The constellation is positioned between Delphinus and Pegasus, and is the smallest constellation next to the Southern Cross. Alpha Equ, Kitalpha, has a visual magnitude of 4.5 at most. Although the constellation contains no major stars, unexpectedly conspicuous because Equuleus is lying in autumn sky decorated with empty asterisms.
The constellation had established in 127 BC, and the 48 Ptolemaic constellations included this minor one. So it can be said that Equuleus has a long and distinguish history.



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