Magnitude Charts for the Constellation Pegasus at 40N

Compare the view of your nighttime sky to the Magnitude Charts below. This will determine the magnitude of the faintest stars that you can see at your location. For printouts to use during your observation, you can use the magnitude charts included in the Activity Guides. For practice, try the Observation Practice quiz! (requires Flash)

Constellation: Latitude:

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 0/Cloudy Sky

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 1 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 2 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 3 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 4 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 5 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 6 Chart

sky with Pegasus at 40 degrees North latitude

Magnitude 7 Chart

Can You Find Pegasus?

Pegasus, the winged horse ridden by Perseus to rescue Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus is easiest to find during Autumn. The easiest way to find Pegasus is to look overhead and find the great square of Pegasus found adjacent to the milky way. This great square is the body of Pegasus and the body and head extend outwards.

(Images modified from charts provided by Jan Hollan, of the Global Change Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)