Asterism in Hydra

3 weeks 6 days ago #108796 by lunartic
Asterism in Hydra was created by lunartic
Hi all

Using Alphard as a starting point to explore Crater, I noticed that there was a pattern of stars close by Alphard.  In my refractor they appeared as a backwards questions mark, in Uranometria the asterism appears the correct way around.  It consists of 6 stars of 8th and 9th magnitude.

The co-ordinates are 09hrs 31m RA and -08.30 Dec.

The next clear night, perhaps someone could check it out.

Paul

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3 weeks 6 days ago #108800 by Until_then-Goodnight!
Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Asterism in Hydra
Hi Paul,

Very many thanks for drawing attention to this asterism. Provided that I can see this area of the night sky from my back garden (lots of obstacles to obscure the Southern sky), I'll try to take a look at it over the coming week.

Clear skies,

Darren.
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