α Equulei

Alpha Equulei is called Kitalpha, which some interpret as meaning ‘Little Horse’, although this is the name of the constellation itself.

Alpha is a 3.9 magnitude yellow giant, all other stars are fifth-magnitude or fainter.

The star is one binocular field south of delta Equulei: binoculars.

In the same binocular field are seen most of the other important stars in this constellation.

The finest binaries in the constellation are the two found here.

2 Equulei (also known as lambda Equ; binary label Struve 2742), 5º northwest of alpha:
    7.4, 7.6; 214º, 2.9". (Both creamy white-yellowish, quite striking)

Epsilon Equulei, Struve 2737, a triple star system. Colours are a subject of debate (white/yellow; blue/lilac?); what is clear is the beauty of this triple.
      AB: 6.0, 6.3; 284º, 0.4". B's orbital period is 101.5 years.
      AC: 6.0, 7.1; 67º, 10.5º.

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