P E R S E U S

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One of my favorite Mythological constellations is "Perseus".
Perseus is one of the most famous Greek Heroes, and there are several myths concerning him. The main legend, involving the Princess Andromeda, Queen Cassiopeia, King Cepheus, Pegasus, and the sea monster Cetus, has all of its main characters represented as constellations in the night sky.
Perseus was the son of the god Zeus, King of the Gods. Perseus is also noted for slaying the monster Medusa,who turned people into stone when they looked at her. Perseus is pictured as carrying the monster's head.



12/30/1983 - 15 seconds, Minolta XG-1 50mm, B&W


Perseus is home to a number of large stellar 'OB' Associations. An O-B Association is a large, very loose form of an open star cluster consisting of young spectral type "O" and "B" stars. They cover large volumes of space, are loosely held together by gravity and have short lifetimes of a few million years.

To view a sketch of a specific OB Association:
Click on the location of the object on the imagemap or select from the list below.



All sketches were made with an 80mm refractor spotting scope using low-power eyepieces, with an amici prism giving a corrected field of view. To view the sketches of these OB Associations, select from the list below:
Double Cluster (open cluster) - 11/10/2012 - 50mm Orion Refractor f3.2, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds





Additional Deep-Sky objects located in this Constellation:

M34 (open cluster) - 01/05/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 28mm 41x      - 12/07/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam EX, 2.5 seconds
   


M76 (planetary nebula)
- 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 45 seconds           - 01/05/1987 - 13.1" Dob f4.5, 12.5mm 91x
   


NGC744 (open cluster)
- 12/04/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm & 2.8x barlow 78x       - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds
   


NGC957 (open cluster)
- 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds         - 12/03/1987 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x
   


NGC1003 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1023 (galaxy) - 09/26/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 50 seconds




NGC1058 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1122 & PGC10896 (galaxy) - 09/18/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC1129, 1130, 1131, IC265, PGC10962, 11014, 197774 & CGCG539126 (galaxy)
09/18/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC1138 (galaxy) - 09/18/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC1160 & 1161 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1167 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1169 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1171 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1175 & 1176 (galaxy) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds




NGC1186 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1193 (open cluster) - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 15 seconds



NGC1207 (galaxy) - 09/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds



NGC1220 (open cluster) - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds



NGC1245 (open cluster) - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds



NGC1275 (galaxy - Perseus A = 3C84) (center of the Abell 426 galaxy cluster, also known as Perseus-1)
- 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 45 seconds



NGC1293, 1294 & CGCG540113 (galaxy) - 09/18/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





NGC1333 (reflection nebula) - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 45 seconds



NGC1342 (open cluster)
- 10/08/2010 - 80mm BOSMA Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds         - 12/17/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 24mm 38x
   




NGC1348 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



NGC1444 (open cluster) - 09/12/2012 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 30 seconds





NGC1465 (galaxy) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




NGC1491 (emission nebula) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 30 seconds



NGC1496 (open cluster) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds



NGC1499 (nebula) "California nebula"
09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds                        09/10/2015 - 80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds
   



NGC1513 (open cluster) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds



NGC1528 (open cluster)
- 10/09/2010 - 80mm BOSMA Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds         - 11/14/1988 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   


NGC1545 (open cluster)
- 10/09/2010 - 80mm BOSMA Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds         - 11/14/1988 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x
   


NGC1548 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1579 (reflection nebula) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 30 seconds



NGC1582 (open cluster) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds



NGC1605 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




NGC1624 (open cluster) - 10/09/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 20 seconds



Melotte-20 (Alpha Persei Moving Group) Perseus OB-3 Association
- 10/13/1987 - 80mm Refractor f3.2, 28mm 11x       - 10/08/2010 - Samsung SDC-435 & 55mm CCTV lens, 8 secs
   


Melotte-20 - 10/21/2017 - Canon Zoom CCTV - 25mm f1.8 , StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds





IC284 (galaxy) - 09/07/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds




IC348 (open cluster & reflection nebula) - 10/08/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 45 seconds



IC351 (planetary nebula) - 09/04/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



IC2003 (planetary nebula) - 09/04/2013 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds



Basel-10 (open cluster) - 08/12/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-9 (open cluster) - 08/17/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




Berkeley-11 (open cluster) - 09/05/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-12 (open cluster) - 09/05/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-67 (open cluster) - 09/05/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Berkeley-68 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-8 (open cluster) - 08/12/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-12 (open cluster) - 08/12/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




Czernik-15 (open cluster) - 08/17/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Czernik-16 (open cluster) - 08/12/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds




King-5 (open cluster) - 08/17/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds



King-7 (open cluster) - 08/24/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





PK131-5.1 (planetary nebula) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




PK144-15.1 (planetary nebula) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




PK147-2.1 (planetary nebula) - 09/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds




Ruprecht-148 (open cluster) - 09/27/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds



Stock-4 (open cluster)
12/03/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x     08/17/2014 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds
   



Trumpler-2 - 12/03/1997 - 8" Dob f4.5, 32mm 28x




vdB-24 (reflection nebula) - 09/10/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





Double Cluster (h & x) Perseus OB-1 Association
- 10/13/1987 - 80mm Refractor f3.2, 8mm 41x        - 06/19/2004 - StellaCam EX & 25mm CCTV lens, 2.5 seconds
   



NGC869 - 10/23/1987     ( 13.1" Dob f4.5, 12.5mm 91x )     NGC884 - 10/23/1987
      


Double Cluster (NGC869 & NGC884) - 10/08/2010 - Samsung SDC-435 & 55mm Canon CCTV lens, 8 seconds




Double Cluster - 10/21/2017 - Canon Zoom CCTV - 100mm f1.8 , StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds




NGC869 (open cluster) - 10/08/2010
- 80mm BOSMA Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds              - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds
  


NGC884 (open cluster) - 10/08/2010
- 80mm BOSMA Refractor f6.3, StellaCam-II, 8 seconds              - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3, 8 seconds
  





Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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