equ Equuleus, the Little Horse, represented by the distorted rectangle in the middle of the picture, is the smallest of all the ancient constellations, and is just beaten for smallest of all by modern Crux, the Southern Cross. Kitalpha, the constellation's brightest star, lies just to the right of center, while much brighter Enif in Pegasus dominates the lower left corner. Delta Equ is the left-hand star of the wide pair up and to the left of Kitalpha, Gamma the right-hand one. Note unrelated 6 Equ, which is down and to the right of, and barely separable from, Gamma. Beta is to the left and a bit down from the Alpha star.

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For more about Equuleus, see Chasing the Fox on Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.