|Position:||RA 04h 28m 50s Dec +83d 56m 38s|
|Brightest star:||PPM 741=V408 Cep, 5.5 mag|
As a child one learns, how to draw a tiny hill with a gallows on it.
In schooldays it even is a game.
Now have a look at this asterism near Polaris. It lookes best with a Field of View of about 45 arcminutes. for Dobson-Observers the best time to have a look at it is around early evening in spring as the "hill" is north of the "gallows". The brightest star is V408 Cep around 5.5mag.
Here are two finder-charts for the object (click to enlarge). Extend the connecting line from delta UMi to alpha UMi and watch out for a pair of stars of magnitude 5.5 in a distance of 5.5 degree to Polaris. They are one moon's diameter apart from eachother. Le 3 is attached to the northern star of the pair.
All charts generated with Guide 8.BACK
(c) by Frank Leiter