Asterisms - Herman's Cross

by Steve Goldberg

Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Constellation: Sagittarius
Right Ascension:  20h 00m 00.0s
Declination: -27° 00' 00"
Magnitude: 4
Size: 2 degrees

This binocular or finder size asterism in Sagittarius looks like its name: a cross.
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This asterism is on the Astronomical League’s Asterism Observing Program. You can read about the naming of Herman’s Cross here.

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