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The Alpha Persei association
A map of the star field. Magnitudes are given without a decimal point, e.g. 67 is to be interpreted as magnitude 6.7.

How to Find It
A broad region near Alpha Persei.

This is a much more impressive sight through binoculars than the more famous Double Cluster. Bright and big, this is one of those things that only binoculars are well suited for viewing.

RA=3 28, dec=+49 20
integrated magnitude=1.2

60-degree field of view

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Sky maps created by Your Sky,