THE GREAT SQUARE OF PEGASUS

The Great Square of Pegasus (to the right side of the picture) rises like a great diamond over the eastern horizon, the reddish giant star Scheat at the top just to the right of the top center edge. The left-hand star of the Square, Alpheratz, is actually in Andromeda, and begins a lovely string of stars in that constellation that goes down and to the left and off the picture. At the right-hand corner is Markab, at the bottom, Algenib. Sadalbari, which consists of Mu and Lambda Peg lie to the right of Scheat.

To see a labelled image, push the star:

Pegasus has two stars with orbiting planets: 51 Pegasi and HR 8799

See a wide angle view of the Great Square with Cassiopeia, Andromeda, and Cepheus.

For more on Pegasus, see Horsing Around at Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.