Asterisms

Asterisms are not true deep sky objects, despite their sometimes similar appearance to open clusters. They are merely distinctive stellar groupings that are “chance alignments” and not physically together in a cluster.

Cr 399 (Brocchi's Cluster)

Cr 399 (Brocchi’s Cluster), sometimes also referred to as the “Coathanger Cluster”; also visible is open cluster NGC 6802 to the far right     [Source]


  • M73, in Aquarius

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