Asterisms - Golf Club and Ball

(Posted 10/14/2019)

By: Steve Goldberg

Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.

Constellation: Andromeda
Right Ascension:  01h 52m 18.0s
Declination: +37° 02' 00"
Magnitude: 6 to 7
Size: 1.5 degrees
 
This month’s asterism is the “Golf Putter and Ball” located in Andromeda. It contains a straight line of stars forming the club’s shaft, and 2 bright stars perpendicular to the shaft forming the club’s head. The open cluster NGC 752 forms the ball that is about to be hit with the putter.

 

 

 

The putter and ball is located between Beta β Triangulum and Gamma γ Andromeda. In this finder view, you can see the putter just below the “ball” NGC 752. The bright star below NGC 752 is 56 Andromeda.

 

 

 

 

 

In this view, you can see the stars that form the golf putter and the location of NGC 752.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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