Leiter 1: The Edge

Object data:

Position: RA 06h 43m 41s Dec +25d 20m 00s
Size: 20'
Brightest star: GSC 1897 1335, 9.4 mag


Have you ever seen a star throwing a Lasso ?
Here it is !
Twenty arcminutes north of Eps Gem is a ellipsoidal chain of stars, roughly 20'x7' in size and of magnitude 9 to 10 with its long axis in east-west direction. A chain of stars begins at the western part of the ring and extends to Epsilon Geminorum detailed view of Le11

How to find it

Here are two finder-charts for the object (click to enlarge). The object is located directly north of Epsilon Geminorum. The finder justs simply help to remember which one it is :-)


There is a planetary nebula close to it which is also visible with 8 inch and also Leiter 1.