By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
This binocular or finder size asterism in Sagittarius looks like its name: a cross. It is located in Sagittarius, halfway between the Tea Pot and Capricorn.
As of this writing, Mars is in the neighborhood.
The asterism is made of the 4 stars: Omega, 59, 62, and 60. The outer circle is a typical finder view. The small inner circle is a 48x low power eyepiece. So this is definitely a finder object.
This asterism is on the Astronomical League’s Asterism Observing Program. You can read about the naming of Herman’s Cross here.