By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Right Ascension: R.A.: 18h 35m 00.0s
Declination: + 72° 23' 00"
Magnitude: 7 to 9
Found in the constellation Draco is an asterism of stars in the shape of a “W”. It is officially called “Kemble 2”, but is sometimes referenced as a “Mini-Cassiopeia”.
It is located near the star Chi Draco, in the “bend” of Draco the dragon.
This was first named by Father Lucian Kemble in August, 1994 in a note to astronomer Arlid Moland. It was Moland who gave it the “Mini Cassiopeia” name. Independently of Kemble and Moland, Brazilian amateur Bruno Alessi cataloged this object as Alessi J18350+7223”.
(This history taken from the book “Star Clusters” by Brent Archinal and Steven Hynes)