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Perseus Constellation
Constellation Perseus the Hero (son of Zeus) Star Map

Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus) (Per)

(PER-see-us)


The Northern constellation of Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus), is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Mirfak at magnitude 1.79. The boundary of the Perseus constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. PER-see-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hero (son of Zeus)
      1. Genitive:
      2. Persei
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Per
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 3h 31m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 44° 53'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Mirfak  (1.79)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7



    Brightest Stars in Perseus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Perseus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Perseus

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Perseus. Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Eta Persei
          2. 3.8, 8.5
          3. double
          1. Struve 331
          2. 5.2, 6.2
          3. double



        Star Clusters in Perseus

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Perseus . Also see all star clusters.

            1. Star cluster
            2. Catalog #
            3. Cluster type



          Nebulae in Perseus

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Perseus . Also see all nebulae.

              1. Nebula name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Nebula type



            Galaxies in Perseus

            The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Perseus. Also see all galaxies.

                1. Galaxy name
                2. Alt name
                3. Galaxy type



              Neutron Stars in Perseus

              These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Perseus. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Also see all neutron stars.

                  1. Neutron star
                  2. Type



                Black Holes in Perseus

                These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Perseus. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Also see all black holes.

                    1. Black hole
                    2. Type
                    1. GRO J0422+32
                    2. stellar

                  * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).