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Pegasus (Flying Horse)

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NGC 7742 - a Type 2 Seyfert galaxy within Pegasus. α Peg (Markab), β Peg, and γ Peg, together with α Andromedae (Alpheratz or Sirrah) form the large asterism known as the Square of Pegasus. 51 Pegasi, a star in this constellation, is the first Sun-like star known to have an extrasolar planet. IK Pegasi is the nearest supernova candidate.

Pegasus the constellation is named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology.

Neighbouring Constellations

Pisces (Fishes)

Andromeda (Andromeda)

Aquarius (Waterbearer)

Cygnus (Swan)

Delphinus (Dolphin)

Picture of Pegasus