|Fixed star: SADALBARI|
|Constellation: Mu (μ) Pegasus|
|Longitude 1900: 23PIS00||Longitude 2000: 24PIS23|
|Declination 1900: +24.04'||Declination 2000: +24.35'|
|Right ascension: 22h 49m||Latitude: +29.23'|
|Spectral class: -G6||Magnitude: 3.7|
Mu (μ) Pegasus, Sadalbari, is a star in the Winged Horse.
Lambda (λ), and and this star mu (μ Sadalbari) were Sa'd al Bari', 'the Good Luck of the Excelling One'; but the 13th century Persian astronomical writer Al Kazwini designated it as Sa'd al Nazi, 'the Good Luck of the Camel Striving to Get to Pasture'.
[Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889].
Pegasus was born from the blood of Medusa (see Algol) after Perseus had cut off her head, and was afterwards tamed and ridden by Bellerophon. Being weary of earthly affairs Bellerophon attempted to fly to heaven but fell off, and Pegasus continued his course, entered heaven and took his place among the stars. [Robson*, p.56.]
*, p.56.]According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Mars and Mercury. The constellation gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice and bad judgment. [Robson
The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. In medieval times it was said to indicate vain individuals with a great deal of ambition, but with very poor judgment. [Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.]
"Pegasus the winged Horse will appear and gallop aloft in the heavens. It will bring forth people endowed with swiftness of movement and limbs alert to perform every task. One man will cause his horse to wheel round in caracoles, and proudly mounted on its back he will wage war from on high; horseman and soldier in one. Another will possess the ability to rob the racecourse of its true length such is his speed that he will seem to dissemble the movement of his feet and make the ground vanish before him. Who more swiftly could fly back from the ends of the earth as messenger or with light foot to the earth's ends make his way? He will also heal a horse's wounds with the sap of common plants, and will know the herbs which bring aid to an animal's limbs and those which grow for the use of man." [Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, p.350-353.]