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Perseus
Constellation
Abbreviation Per
Genitive Persei
Pronunciation /ˈpɜːrsəs/ or /ˈpɜːrsjuːs/;
genitive /ˈpɜːrs./
Symbolism Perseus
Right ascension 3
Declination +45
Quadrant NQ1
Area 615 sq. deg. (24th)
Main stars 19
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
65
Stars with planets 7
Stars brighter than 3.00m 5
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 0
Brightest star α Per (Mirfak) (1.79m)
Nearest star G 174-14
(33.62 ly, 10.31 pc)
Messier objects 2
Meteor showers Perseids
September Perseids
Bordering
constellations
Aries
Taurus
Auriga
Camelopardalis
Cassiopeia
Andromeda
Triangulum
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −35°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of December.

Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky.

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