The definition of Pegasus is a constellation which was discovered by Ptolemy during the second century.
Facts About Pegasus
- Ptolemy listed the constellation of Pegasus as one of the 48 of the constellations that were discovered during modern times.
- It is fairly easy to see this constellation during the late fall evenings starting in the month of October. It can be seen directly over the eastern horizon.
- It is sometimes referred to as the Great Square of Pegasus because of the four main stars of which the constellation is composed - Scheat, Markab, Algenib and Alpheratz.
- One of the most unique features of this constellation is that the stars represent the image of a winged horse flying upside down.
- It is composed of a number of galaxy clusters including the Deer Lick Group which is composed of a large galaxy spiral and some smaller ones scattered throughout.
- Pegasus is a symbol for the immortality of the soul.
An example of Pegasus is the constellation named after the winged horse in Greek mythology.