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Hi all! We're trying to do better at linking up curious members who want to learn more with folks who have more domain experience in specific areas of the hobby. If you would like to help a fellow HAS member and share what you know, please come on and sign up. If you want to learn this is also the perfect opportunity for you to advance your skills in this wonderfully rewarding and social lifetime hobby!

We are leveraging our club Facebook group to facilitiate the matching process, so if you aren’t already participating in that, now is the time to do so. Once a member of the group, simply click the “Mentorship” menu item on the left to get started.

By: Steve Goldberg

Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Constellation: Triangulum
Right Ascension:  01h 50m 09.6s
Declination: +27° 06' 54"
Magnitude: 8 to 10
This month’s asterism is called David’s D. But technically it is number 21 in the Collinder catalog of star cluster. It is located at the apex of the Triangulum constellation near Aires.

To locate this object, find stars Alpha α and Beta β Aries on the right in this picture. David’s D forms the top of a triangle, very similar to the constellation Triangulum.

The shape of the “D” can be seen here, with the “straight line” going from top to bottom in this picture with the “curved line” going around the circle to the right.