English Name: The Hero
Hemisphere: Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Camelopardalis and Andromeda.
Visible between latitudes: +90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Best seen in: December
Seen between: August and April.
Right Ascension (RA): 03 hour
Declination (DEC): +45 degrees
Area (square degrees): 615 (24th)
Perseus (The Hero)
- A pretty constellation that has a rich part of the Milky-Way runs through it, making it an attractive constellation for binocular users.
- M34 – Open Cluster; this bright cluster sits in the middle of rich field of stars – interesting view through either binoculars or a telescope.
Features of Interest
- Double Cluster (NGC 869 & NGC 884) – Two of the finest example of Open Clusters in the sky are magnificent through binoculars or the ow-power field of a small telescope. (Seeing two red giant stars is lying between NGC 869 & NGC 884.)
- Mirphak (Alpha Per)
- Algol (Beta Per)
- Miram (Eta Per)
- Menkib (Xi Per)
- Atik (Omicron Per)
- Gorgonea Secunda (Pi Per)
- Gorgonea Tertia (Rho Per)
- Gorgonea Quarta (Omega Per)
- Photo of the constellation; Perseus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Perseus
- List of stars in Perseus.
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