Starting at Alpha ([alpha]) Persei (Mirfak
), the brightest star in the constellation Perseus, follow the J-shaped chain of stars east to Mu ([mu]) and Lambda ([lambda]) Persei.
Por sua vez, os fornecedores sao referidos como F1, F2 e F3 e os fabricantes de bolsas sao denominados: Sargas, Jupiter, Plutao, Bellatrix, Polux, Castor, Altair, Acrux, Venus, Atria, Hamal, Peacock, Deneb, Kaitos, Mirfak
, Mercurio, Ceres e Makemake.
To locate a more extended star family, look almost directly overhead for 1.8-magnitude Alpha (a) Persei, or Mirfak
, 12[degrees] southeast of the Double Cluster.
The only star in Perseus brighter than Algol at its maximum is 1.8-magnitude Alpha Persei, also known as Mirfak
. Swarming around it in the heart of the imagined hero is a grouping of stars more than 3[degrees] across known as the Alpha Persei Association.
The helpful conjunctions continue as the comet passes about 1[degrees] north of the open cluster M34 in Perseus on the morning of June 10th, and 3[degrees] south of 1.8-magnitude Mirfak
(Alpha Persei) on the 13th and 14th.
His center contains his brightest star, Mirfak
, surrounded by a wide, bright cluster.
Our starting point is 1.8-magnitude Alpha ([alpha]) Persei, or Mirfak
, part of our first target.
It majestically approached the constellation's brightest star, Mirfak
, or Alpha ([alpha]) Persei, and went right over the expansive naked-eye Alpha Persei Cluster.
Every clear evening since the comet's eruption last October, I've turned my gaze toward Mirfak
, Alpha Persei, and followed the nearby comet's slow progress through the constellation Perseus.
Serviss wrote in his 19-century classic, Round the Year with the Stars, Perseus "wraps the glory of the Milky Way around him like a flying mantle." The constellation's brightest star, known both as Mirfak
and Algenib--though the latter more commonly refers to Gamma ([gamma]) Pegasi--is enmeshed in the starriest realms of Perseus, and it's here that we'll begin our celestial tour.
The diagonal from Markab to Alpheratz runs on down the bright line of Andromeda toward Alpha Persei (Mirfak
Perseus is an outstanding group full of Milky Way richness, even if its brightest two stars are only 2nd magnitude: Mirfak
and (most of the time) the famously variable Algol.