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Delphinus (Dolphin)

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The two brightest stars of Delphinus are Svalocin (Alpha Delphini) and Rotanev (Beta Delphini).

In Greek Mythology, the Greek god Poseidon wanted to marry Amphitrite. She fled to the Alas mountains wanting to protect her virginity. Delphinus accidently found her and persuaded her to accept Poseidon's proposal. Out of gratitude the god placed the image of the dolphin into the night sky.

Neighbouring Constellations

Pegasus (Flying Horse)

Aquarius (Waterbearer)

Aquila (Eagle)

Picture of Delphinus