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  Equuleus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Equuleus is associated with the foal Celaris, who was the brother of the winged horse Pegasus.
Equuleus • Eridanus ;• Gemini ;• Hercules ;• Hydra ;• Leo ;• Lepus ;• Libra ;• Lupus ;• Lyra ;• Ophiuchus ;• Orion ;• Pegasus ;• Perseus ;• Pisces ;• Piscis Austrinus ;• Sagitta ;• Sagittarius ;• Scorpius ;• Serpens ;• Taurus ;• Triangulum ;• Ursa Major ;• Ursa Minor ;• Virgo
Equuleus • Eridanus ;• Fornax ;• Gemini ;• Grus ;• Hercules ;• Horologium ;• Hydra ;• Hydrus ;• Indus ;• Lacerta ;• Leo ;• Leo Minor ;• Lepus ;• Libra ;• Lupus ;• Lynx ;• Lyra ;• Mensa ;• Microscopium ;• Monoceros ;• Musca ;• Norma ;• Octans ;• Ophiuchus ;• Orion ;• Pavo ;• Pegasus ;• Perseus ;• Phoenix ;• Pictor ;• Pisces ;• Piscis Austrinus ;• Puppis ;• Pyxis ;• Reticulum ;• Sagitta ;• Sagittarius ;• Scorpius ;• Sculptor ;• Scutum ;• Serpens ;• Sextans ;• Taurus ;• Telescopium ;• Triangulum ;• Triangulum Australe ;• Tucana ;• Ursa Major ;• Ursa Minor ;• Vela ;• Virgo ;• Volans ;• Vulpecula
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Equuleus   (517 words)

 equuleus facts - about equuleus
A star such as equuleus is a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior.
Star formation such as for equuleus occurs in molecular clouds, which are large regions of high density in the interstellar medium (albeit less dense than the inside of an earthly vacuum chamber).
The energy produced by stars such as equuleus radiates into space as electromagnetic radiation, as a stream of neutrinos from the star's centre, and as a stream of particles from the star's outer layers (its stellar wind).
www.starlistings.co.uk /aboutstars/equuleus.php   (544 words)

 Equuleus Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Equuleus is a tiny constellation formed by fine warped square.
Equuleus is after Crux the secondary smallest constellation of the sky.
None of Equuleus' variables are suitable for amateur viewing; the brightest Mira-type variable (R Equ) only gets to a visual magnitude of 8.7 every 261 days.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Equuleus.html   (784 words)

 Equuleus, mythology, history, characteristics and observation by telescope.
It exists, perhaps, in a this relation with the fact that the celestial zone follows by the east the dedicated one to the dolphin (Delphinus) and precedes to Aquarius (Aquarius), the fish (Piscis) and the whale (Cetus) which form an uninterrupted series of marine constellations.
Equuleus, is the smallest constellation of the North hemisphere, indicated by five visible stars hardly at first, ready in delimited form of trapeze to the north and the west with Pegasus and Delphinus to the north and the east and the south with Aquarius.
One is next to the galactic equator for that reason she is rich in stars and accumulations, although the zone of the sky very is delimited.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Equ1.htm   (475 words)

Equuleus is the second smallest constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, tucked between the head of Pegasus and the dolphin, Delphinus.
There is no certain legend applied to Equuleus and it is supposed that Ptolemy added it to the Celestial Sphere, though some say it was Hipparchus, the Greek astronomer who lived around 160-120 BCE.
Celeris the Swift Foal, brother (or son, perhaps by Euippe) to Pegasus and gift by Mercury (Hermes) to Castor the Horseman (of Gemini fame, Pollux's mortal twin brother).
www.winshop.com.au /annew/Equuleus.html   (612 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This weekend we move on to the constellation Equuleus the Foal.
Equuleus and Pegasus, which we covered last week, represent the equestrian section of the sky.
Equuleus sits to the southwest of Pegasus and to the southeast of Delphinius, placing it almost directly overhead after dark.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/constellations/equuleus.html   (288 words)

 Star Tales – Equuleus
The actual inventor is unknown; it may have been Ptolemy himself, or one of his predecessors such as Hipparchus in the second century BC.
Equuleus consists merely of a few stars of fourth magnitude and fainter forming the head of a horse, next to the head of the much better-known horse Pegasus.
The early mythologists such as Eratosthenes and Hyginus never mentioned this little horse, but perhaps Ptolemy had in mind the story of Hippe and her daughter Melanippe, sometimes told for Pegasus but which seems more appropriate for Equuleus.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/equuleus.htm   (233 words)

 Chateau des Charmes
The 2002 Equuleus is a classically styled blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot.
Equuleus is only produced in exceptional vintages and is notable for its age worthiness and concentration.
Equuleus is the name of the “Little Horseconstellation, best seen when it rises in the night sky at harvest time every September.
www.chateaudescharmes.com /the_wines/paul_bosc.html   (811 words)

 Constellations: Pictor, The Easel
Located between Carina and Dorado, Pictor is a faint southern constellation which was originally named Equuleus Pictor The Horse Painter.
This was subsequently shortened to avoid confusion with Equuleus in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is easily found, as the bright star Canopus lies to one side, and the Large Magellanic Cloud to the other.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/pictor.htm   (160 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Pictor
He is credited for creating and naming 15 of the 88 internationally accepted constellations during his stay at the observatory at the Cape of Good Hope between 1750 and 1754.
The constellation was originally called Equuleus Pictoris, the Painter's Easel.
Equuleus, which means "small horse", referred to the wooden sawhorse-like stand which formed the common type of easel in Lacaille's time.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/pictor.html   (130 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Science -- Minor constellations shine — barely
Equuleus forms an ancient group whose origins are shrouded in history.
The second-tiniest constellation in the sky – and one of the faintest – Equuleus is difficult to see even under the darkest conditions.
On the other side of Delphinus –; to its west – lies Sagitta, which has been identified as a stray arrow shot by Sagittarius, the archer, as one shot by Apollo to kill the Cyclops, or even as one of Cupid's arrows.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/science/20061012-9999-1c12star.html   (426 words)

 Delphinus and Equuleus, September Constellations
Equuleus, the Little Horse or Foal, seems to have originated by Hipparchus about 150 BC, for some small stars near Delpninus.
Delphinus and Equuleus are some 10° north of the equator so achieve a moderate altitude in New Zealand.
They are visible from April, in the pre-dawn morning sky to the north-east through to October when they are visible to the north-west after evening twilight.
www.faster.co.nz /~rasnz/Stars/Delphinus.htm   (479 words)

 Weasner's Meade ETX Site
Although Equuleus (the "Little Horse") is either not known about entirely to casual stargazers, or is frequently ignored (you will see why), its partner in the celestial zoo, DELPHINUS (the "Dolphin") is very conspicuous and forms an interesting "asterism" (star pattern) in the summertime skies.
Equuleus (pronounced "u-QUE-lee-us") looks nothing like a horse....perhaps the early Greek philosophers had a horse left over that they needed to pay tribute to and found this random group of stars "left" over from all the other nearby constellations and decided that would be it.
The total number at each magnitude is important to understanding the nature and density of many of the meteoric clouds and their tiny fragments that result in the fine meteor displays.
www.weasner.com /etx/ref_guides/delphinus.html   (4431 words)

 The Stellar Guide: Equuleus
Equuleus, the Little Horse, is a constellation that lies between Pegasus and Delphinus.
Equuleus is thought to be Cerleris, the swift brother of Pegasus, whom Mercury gave to Castor, the brother of Pollux (Gemini).
Or it could be Cyllarus, whom Juno gave to Pollux.
www.botproductions.com /stellar/equuleus.html   (57 words)

 Astronomical Association of Queensland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Whilst Equuleus is not a prominent constellation, winter is a good time to find some of the gems hidden in it.
Click here for a finder chart for Equuleus looking north at 9:00 pm on 23 September 2006.
Click here for a chart showing the location of the deep sky objects in Equuleus mentioned above.
www.aaq.org.au /deepsky_Equuleus.htm   (233 words)

Equuleus seems to have been mentioned by Claudius Ptolemy, the author of the Almagest.
The constellation may have been created by Hipparchus.
There seems to be little mythology associated with Equuleus.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/equ.html   (40 words)

 Space Now
Equuleus is one of the original 48 constellations.
Myths: With Greek mythology Equuleus was the swift brother of Pegasus, whom Mercury gave to Castor, the brother of Pollux (Gemini).
Features of Equuleus: The tiny constellation contains few objects other than is stars, although these have no unique characteristics for the amateur astronomer.
www.spacenow.org.uk /index.cfm?code=constell&constellID=62   (80 words)

 Articles By Bruce Scodova
Since it has no Messier objects, although the famous globular cluster M15 in Pegasus lies just outside it's Northwestern border by a mere 58', it is easy to see why amateurs swing their telescopes to its more promising neighbors.
Since Equuleus is one of the smallest constellations, you won't have to go very far to find these galaxies.
Check out the objects observed in Equuleus and the visual descriptions of these objects by going to my Astronomical Observations page.
www.wro.org /scodova/articles.htm   (4477 words)

 Star Trek Equuleus Intro Page
For over eighty years, the Starship Equuleus has been at the forefront of the tension between the United Federation of Planets and the Interstellar Concordium.
The Stellar Cartography map will be a flash based program that will allow individuals to follow the path that the Equuleus has travelled throughout the episodes.
Even though Star Trek Enterprise is now finished and no new episodes of the show will be produced, Star Trek Equuleus will continue on.
www.stequuleus.com /pages/intro.htm   (1352 words)

 Equuleus, mitología, historia, características y observaciones telescópicas
Ya en tiempos antiguos se conocía la constelación de Equuleus, era la época babilónica.
Por el contrario, la denominación es algo incierta, porque ni Arato ni Hiparco mencionan a Equuleus, y sólo al final de la época griega es cuando se hace la primera representación de la región con la forma del morro de un potrillo.
Equuleus, es la constelación más pequeña del hemisferio norte, señalada por cinco estrellas apenas visibles a simple vista, dispuestas en forma de trapecio delimitada al norte y al oeste con Pegasus y con Delphinus al norte y al este y al sur con Aquarius.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Equ.htm   (376 words)

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