Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus) (Per)
The constellation of Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus), is best viewed in the Winter season during the month of December for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Mirfak at magnitude 1.79. The boundary of the Perseus constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.
The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).
- Hero (son of Zeus)
- Constellation Family:
- Best Viewing Month*:
- Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 3h 31m
- Declination (avg):
- 44° 53'
- Meteor Showers:
- Brightest Star:
- Mirfak (1.79m)
- Exoplanet Host Stars:
* For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.
** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.
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