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Triangle of stars above Altair


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Over the past 3 weeks when out with my Binos im attracted to observing a triangle of Stars i found above Altair. around midnight

Is there a particular name for this triangle

It consists of from what i can see of about 9 stars making the triangle and another in the middle.

Fits perfectly in my FVO of approx 8 degrees nicely.




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That's the Coat hanger, or Brocchi's cluster. It is very nice to look at. 


Imagine it the other way up and you'll see it as a coat hanger. ?

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