α Aquarii

Alpha Aquarii is Sadalmelik ("Lucky One of the King's"). This yellow supergiant is found by starting in Pegasus, to the north.
    With the naked eye, find the Great Square of Pegasus; focus on alpha Peg, the southwest corner. Now judging its distance from the southeast corner (gamma Peg) move the same distance west-southwest. You'll find epsilon Peg (Enif), the brightest star in Pegasus. Now move to the southeast somewhat less than the distance of Enif to alpha Peg. a little over three binocular fields: binoculars. You have found alpha Aquarii.

Just to the east of alpha one binocular field is the Water Jar, tipped with water pouring out of it.

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