Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky: The fun-house porch
October 2009: This asterism holds the Garnet Star, an open star cluster, and an emission nebula.
August 21, 2009
Cepheus the King stands high in the northern night sky shortly after sunset. By mid-October, at 9 p.m., its famous house-shaped asterism appears upside down directly above the North Celestial Pole.
Find your way to the King’s House; then focus on the “front porch.” Here you’ll see the Garnet Star, multiple-star systems, and more.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
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