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Perseus Constellation
Constellation Perseus the Hero (son of Zeus)

Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus) (Per)  

(PER-see-us)


The constellation of Perseus, the Hero (son of Zeus), is best viewed in Winter during the month of December. It's brightest star is Mirfak at magnitude 1.79. The boundary of the Perseus constellation contains 7 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. PER-see-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hero (son of Zeus)
      1. Genitive:
      2. Persei
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Per
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. December
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 3h 31m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 44° 53'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Mirfak  (1.79m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 7

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).