By: Steve Goldberg
Asterism: a grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern.
Right Ascension: 03h 27m 00.0s
Declination: +71° 50' 00"
Magnitude: 7 to 8
Size: 1.5 Degrees
This month’s Asterism is called Kimble’s Kite or the Kite Cluster. It is on the border of Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis.
To locate this grouping, use Delta δ and Epsilon ε CAS as pointers to Gamma γ CAM.
Here is a detailed finder chart with more stars between Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis.
Here is a picture showing the kite pattern. One corner is the star 15 CAS, also known as Kappa κ CAS.
Since the object is about 1.5 degrees across, use your lowest power eyepiece and also see if it is in your finder
Photo courtesy of “Ugly Hedgehog® - Photography Forum”, user Jimh123.