The Little Horse

Abbreviation: Equ
Genitive: Equulei

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This constellation is associated with several Greek myths. It may represent the foal of Pegasus or it may be related to Poseidon, the god of the sea and horses.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
α Equ Kitalpha The name of this star stands for 'the section of the horse' in Arabic. Despite being the brightest star in the constellation, it is only fourth magnitude.