Alpha Persei Cluster

Alpha Persei Cluster

Alpha Persei Cluster
Alpha Persei Cluster

Using the brightest star of Mirfak in the constellation Perseus, it was easy to find the surrounding star field known as “Melotte 20” or “Collinder 39”, the Alpha Persei Cluster field is beautiful. Once fully in focus, the first thing I said was, “Wow.”

Object: Alpha Persei Cluster
Date: February 8th, 2014 – 9:30 – 10:30pm CT
Location: New Braunfels, Texas – back yard
Conditions: 42°F, clear with waxing gibbous moon
Instruments: 10×50 Wide-Angle Binoculars
Medium: Graphite on white sketch paper, inverted

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