Abbreviation: Â Per
English Name: Â The Hero
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Camelopardalis and Andromeda.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons:Â Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Best seen in:Â December
Seen between:Â August and April.
Right Ascension (RA):Â Â 03 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +45 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 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 Â – Â 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) Â – Â 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.)
- MirphakÂ (Alpha Per)
- AlgolÂ (Beta Per)
- MiramÂ (Eta Per)
- MenkibÂ (Xi Per)
- AtikÂ (Omicron Per)
- Gorgonea SecundaÂ (Pi Per)
- Gorgonea TertiaÂ (Rho Per)
- Gorgonea QuartaÂ (Omega Per)
- Photo of the constellation; Perseus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Perseus
- List of stars in Perseus.
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