δ Equulei

The quickest way to find Equuleus, a very small constellation wedged between Pegasus and Delphinus, is to first locate its upper stars, delta and gamma. Start at epsilon Pegasi. (Review this constellation if necessary.)

Put epsilon Pegasi at your eastern edge then move one binocular field west: binoculars. Delta will be nearly centred, gamma about one degree to the west.

These two stars are both very wide binaries, with a much closer neighbour as well:
      gamma (Struve Appendix 54)
        AB: 4.7, 8.7; 258, 1.0".
        AD: 4.7, 6.1; 152, 335.8".
      delta (Struve 2777)
        AB: 5.2, 5.5; 18, 0.3" (orbit)
        AC: 4.5, 10.2; 6, 74.3".

Two lovely Struve binaries are also found here, just east of delta.
      Struve 2786, east-southeast of delta about a degree; two white stars: 7.5, 8.2; 189, 2.7".
      Struve 2793, directly east of Struve 2786 one degree; yellow and blue: 7.4, 9.0; 241, 26.5". (Note: Struve 2793 is not found on Tirion's Cambridge Double Star Atlas)

Alpha Equulei is south of delta one binocular field: binoculars. Click on alpha on the map for its details.

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