Delphinus the Dolphin Constellation

constellations Sep 01, 2018

Now that fall is just about to arrive, the tiny constellation called Delphinus is making its way through the night sky.  It has a distinctive pattern that is easy to point out if you know where to look. 

The key to finding this constellation is knowing where the summer triangle is in the sky.  This asterism is still visible into the fall season.  Find the bright star Altair in the constellation Aquila, and Delphinus is seated right to this pattern.

If the summer triangle is no longer visible when you are looking for this pattern, use the constellation Pegasus to help you.  Find the Great Square of Pegasus asterism, find the head of the horse, and follow it straight Delphinus.

Watch the video below to learn more about this constellation in greater detail:

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