in Greek mythology, winged horse that carries the thunderbolt of Zeus.
He sprang full-grown from the neck of the dying Gorgon Medusa. With
a slash of his hoof, he created the Hippocrene, a sacred spring
of the Muses on Mt. Helicon. Hence, he has often been
associated with the arts, especially poetry. Pegasus was captured by Bellerophon, who rode him through many adventures.
Translation: Winged horse
Size: 7 of 88
Located between: Andromeda, Aquarius, Cygnus, Delphinus, Equuleus,
Lacerta, Pisces, Vulpecula
Right Ascension: 23 hours
Decination: +20 degrees. (Season: Fall )
Midnight Culmination: September 1
Farther along on the line from the Pointers to Polaris and Cassiopeia
is a large, nearly perfect square of four stars. This is the Great
Square of Pegasus, the Winged Horse, lies almost directly
overhead in autumn. Located east of Andromeda; signals the
coming of Fall. Because Pegasus flies so fast, his hind
quarters can't be seen.
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