- Asterisms (Per) -

And (4) Cas (11) Del (3) Lep (2) Peg (8) Sgr (3)
Aql (5) Cep (5) Dra (2) Lib (1) Per (1) Tau (5)
Aqr (2) Cet (1) Equ (2) LMi (1) Psc (3) Tri (1)
Aur (5) CrB (1) Gem (6) Lyr (2) Sct (4) UMa (1)
Boo (2) Crv (1) Her (7) Mon (2) Ser (1) UMi (2)
Cam (2) CVn (1) Lac (4) Oph (3) Sex (1) Vir (3)
Cap (1) Cyg (6) Leo (1) Ori (3) Sge (4) Vul (4)

Zürn 1 (Ast)

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Image source: DSS I - 6'×6'
Name: Zürn 1
Type: Ast
Constellation: Per
Coordinates: 02h19m07.00s / +57°08'00.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 1.1'×0.5'
The Parachutist, discovered by Katharina Zürn . In the cluster NGC 869 it is worth to have a closer look. In the center of this cluster a small, fine star pattern is visible. Around the 6m5 bright star V520 Per five stars with magnitudes from 8 mag form a narrow, outward (resp. southeast) curved arc. With some imagination the arc looks like a parachute and V520 Per is the guy hanging from the parachute.Another possible interpretation arises for all those who know the Glum Cyclops (NGC 7134). They will surely recognize here its friendlier brother, the Laughing Cyclops.

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Robert Zebahl
152mm f/8, 30x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2, Seeing 3/5
The parachutist is very apparent, with all 5 stars visible, but one only very faint. In the refractor the parachutist is also well recognized as a laughing cyclops. Another interpretation includes the fine scatter of stars to the northwest of the bright star. Here you can see an octopus, with the arc of stars representing the head and the faint stars representing the arms. This was very clear in an 18-inch Dobsonian, in the 6-inch refractor it needed a little more imagination.

EASY
René Merting
B 12x42, SQM-L 21.3
der Sternbogen ist sehr auffällig - zwei Sterne lösen sich aus diesem heraus

MODERATE
B 10x50, SQM-L 21.3
vom Fallschirmspringer ist der Schirm als leicht gebogener kleiner Nebel erkennbar, Sterne sind aber nicht auflösbar

DIFFICULT
100mm f/6.4, 49x, SQM-L 21.3
bei 32x sticht der Bogen um den hellen Stern schon im Haufen hervor - bei 49x werden vier Sterne direkt sichtbar, der fünfte zeigt sich indirekt

EASY
8" f/4, 73x, SQM-L 21.3
bei 40x wird an dem hellen Stern wunderbar der Bogen schwächerer Sterne sichtbar, die den Fallschirm bilden und das Muster sehr markant im OS wirken lassen - bei 73x sind 4 Mitglieder des Fallschirms direkt und einer indirekt erkennbar
EASY