Phil Harrington's binocular universe (January 2006)
In addition to the objects mentioned in this month's magazine column, don't miss the following objects in Perseus.
This eclipsing binary star bounces from magnitude 2.1 to 3.4 and back again every 2 days, 20 hours, and 49 minutes. Tracking Algol throughout its cycle can be great fun! The list below shows when Algol will be at minimum brightness from mid-December 2005 through January 2006. Times are shown in Universal Time. For EST, subtract 5 hours.