Leiter 9: Little Orion

Object data:

Position: RA 20h 55m 50s Dec +43d 35m 05s
Size: 30'
Brightest star: GSC 3179 0095, 6.7 mag


Another object of my catalogue with an obvious name. This one is well-known, nevertheless I think it has to be included. "Little Orion" is an assemblage of 7 stars, which looks very much like the big brother - just a little bit "distorted". It is located in the "Mexican Golf" of the famous "North-America-Nebula".
detailed view of Le9

How to find it

Here are two finder-charts for the object (click to enlarge). There is 56 Cygni 2 degrees SE of Alpha Cygni at a brightness of 5 mag. Another degree in the same direction follows the object.


There are many objects in the milkyway - too many to mention them here.