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December

  • Michael E. Bakich
Chapter
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

Our next target is an attractive cluster that lies 5.4° west of magnitude 3.0 Epsilon (ε) Aurigae. Because of the brightness differences between two groups of stars in this object, NGC 1582 presents, in effect, two “clusters” superimposed. You will need a 10-inch or larger telescope to see what I mean. The first cluster contains 10 stars brighter than 10th-magnitude. The luminary of this group, magnitude 8.6 SAO 39578, sits near the eastern edge. The other cluster contains several dozen fainter stars that fill in the gaps left by the first cluster.

Keywords

Open Cluster Globular Cluster Star Cluster Bright Star Large Telescope 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MilwaukeeUSA

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