The Stargate
DSS image of The Stargate
Overlaid DSS image of The Stargate, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around The Stargate

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  7
Size  5.5'
Right Ascension  12h 35' 43.7"  (2000)
Declination  12° 1' 30" S
Constellation  Corvus
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Apr 17, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

A great asterism, a small triangle of stars directly at the center of a larger triangle, the outer form a pretty even equilateral triangle of two 7mag stars and one 10mag star, while the inner is not quite so even, with two 8mag stars and a 12mag star

Andrew Cooper
Apr 6, 2007    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 35x

A great asterism consisting of a very small triple arranged in a isosceles triangle surrounded by a larger equilateral triangle of bright stars, each triangle is opposite of the other (rotated 180°), the inner part has two 8th magnitude stars and one 12th, the outer consists of two 6th magnitude stars and one 10th magnitude star, located 1° southwest of M104

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

(σ1659) De. notices that this triangularly arranged triple is within a large triangle, 7, 7.2, 9.5
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917

Steve Coe

1 degree SW from M 104 in Virgo; 4 stars of 7th magnitude including double star Struve 1659
― SAC Asterism Database
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The Stargate