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Minus 3 asterism
      #5661289 - 02/04/13 08:44 AM

Last Friday night, a friend of mine talked me through a star hop to the "-3" asterism with my 4" on a camera tripod, and it looked great at about 50x. Now I want to be able to goto that with my good mount so I can take a picture of it, so I need the coordinates. Can somebody point me to them? I tried googling, but couldn't come up with search terms that worked.

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Re: Minus 3 asterism new [Re: archer1960]
      #5661325 - 02/04/13 09:10 AM

There is an asterism known as Pakan's 3 in Monoceros not too far from M50.

06h52m30.0s -10°10'00"

It's listed in the Saguaro Astronomy Club's asterism download:

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Re: Minus 3 asterism new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5661335 - 02/04/13 09:18 AM

That sounds like it's probably the one, since the star hop was northeast from Sirius. I'll take a look to confirm.

Edit - Yep, that's it; thanks for the quick response!

Edited by archer1960 (02/04/13 09:22 AM)

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