Del - Delphinus the Dolphin

Intro and Visual description

Located between Pegasus and Aquila, look for four stars in a diamond.

Origin and History

Delphinus is included in the ancient star catalogs of Eudoxos of Knidos, Aratos of Soli, and Ptolemy.

Skylore, Literature and Culture

Delphinus rescued Arion, a singer, after pirates threw him overboard. After Arion rode the dolphin to shore, the pirates were captured and executed.

Also called Job’s Coffin.