Alpheratz

Alpheratz

(al-feer -ats) (Sirrah; α And) A bluish-white giant that is the brightest star in the constellation Andromeda. It is both a spectroscopic binary (period 96.7 days) and a spectrum variable. It originally lay in the constellation Pegasus, as Delta (δ) Pegasi, and is still considered part of the Great Square of Pegasus. mv : 2.07; spectral type: B9p III; distance: 31 pc.
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I usually start at 51 And, which is located at the end of the northern part of the 'V' of stars originating at Alpheratz, though if you find locating 51 And tricky, you can start at Almaak (y And) and head northwest to find 51.
The famous Square of Pegasus is made up of four stars, of which one is allocated to Andromeda: Alpheratz (alpha Andromedae).
Alpheratz, one of the four stars forming the 'Square of Pegasus', is technically in the constellation of Andromeda as Alpha Andromedae.
The asterism that we know as the 'Square of Pegasus' is of course something of a misnomer because the top left star is Alpheratz or Alpha Andromedae.
I began my star-hop at 2nd-magnitude Alpheratz ([alpha] Andromedae) at the northeast corner of the Great Square.
0 magnitude threshold, particularly in close proximity to Alpheratz (alpha And).
The Square's northeastern star is Alpheratz, which actually belongs to another constellation--Andromeda; its official designation is Alpha ([alpha]) Andromedae.
THE NGC 68 GROUP is a small clump of galaxies located 20' south of the 7th-magnitude star HD 1406, which your finderscope will pick up 21/2[degrees] east-northeast of 2nd-magnitude Alpheratz.