All Asterisms

20 records found.
Arrow Cluster 23.35 62.5 Cas One degree of stars resembling an arrow pattern northeast of the cluster M52.
Arrowhead Cluster 6.66667 -9 CMa A distinctive V-shaped pattern of star resembling an arrowhead positions about 7 degrees north of the star Sirius.
Coathanger Cluster 19.4167 20.2 Vul Called 'Brocchi's cluster' or the 'Coathanger cluster'. Visible to the naked eye 8 degrees south of the star Albireo. Ten visible stars make up a coathanger shape spanning 1 degree across.
Coma Star Cluster 12.3667 25.8 CmB The Coma Star Cluster. A 'V' shaped pattern of stars visible to the naked eye. This cluster is one of the closest to earth at a distance of 250 light-years.
Crown Cluster 10.8333 56.2 UMa A small 'crown' of stars with a bright 'jewel' star near the center located 2 degrees west of the star Merak.
Diamond Cluster 20.65 13.5 Del Seen as a bright triangle of 7th magnitude stars with 6th magnitude Theta Delphini being the brightest.
Horseshoe Cluster 21.1167 47.3 Cyg A 'Horseshoe' pattern of over a dozen 7th to 11th magnitude stars measuring 20' across lying near the bright star Deneb.
Kembles Cascade 3.95 63 Cam Long strand of 5th to 8th magnitude stars streching over 2 degrees. Continuing southeast from the cluster will lead to the open cluster NGC 1502.
Kite Cluster 1.66667 59 Cas A diamond shaped pattern of stars resembling a 'kite' with a string of 5 stars making up the tail.
Little Fish 5.3 33.5 Aur More than a dozen stars make up this cluster which cover an area of 30' x 75' across
Mini-coathanger 16.5 80.2 UMi A pattern of 10 faint stars spanning 1/2 degree nicknamed the 'Mini-coathanger''S' Cluster
Number 3 Cluster 6.88333 -10.2 CMa A pattern of faint stars seen as a backwards number '3' through a low power eyepiece. Look for the bright open cluster M50 just northwest of this asterism.
Number 7 Cluster 23.1167 59 Cas Nine 5th and 6th magnitude stars making up a sideways number '7'.
Perseus Cluster 3.46667 49 Per Called the Perseus Moving Cluster this asterism is a large association of over 50 stars scattered across 3 degrees of the constellation Perseus. All stars visible are bright very young hot star dating back only about 50 million years.
Ring Cluster 18.0667 26.5 Her A faint ring of stars with a brighter 7th magnitude star inside the ring.
S Cluster 16.6167 31 Her A curving pattern of a dozen stars resembling a backwards letter 'S'.
Spiral Cluster 20.2333 36.5 Cyg A sprawling pattern of stars resembling the arms of a spiral galaxy with a brighter reddish star in the center.
Star Gate Cluster 12.6 -12 Crv A unique triangle of stars with another triangle of fainter stars in its center.
Triangle Cluster 1.9 38 And A long string of stars leading to a isosceles triangle situated near the bright open cluster NGC 752.
W Cluster 18.5833 72.3 Dra An asterism of 20 stars with the 5 brightest stars making a distinctive 'W' pattern 1/2 degree across.