DSS image of Spermatozoon
Digitized Sky Survey image of Spermatozoon, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of Spermatozoon
Overlaid DSS image of Spermatozoon, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  8
Size  30'
RA (2000)  5h 43'
Dec (2000)  21° 30' N
Constellation  Taurus

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
2 Jan 2016 Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" Gypsy @ 80x

An odd line of eight stars of roughly the same magnitude spanning the eyepiece field, a small triangle of stars marks the eastern end

Steve Coe

35' E of Zeta TAU; 0.5 degree-long chain of nearly equal magnitude stars; with brightest at point of triangular head
Other Data Sources for Spermatozoon
Nearby objects for Spermatozoon
6 objects found within 120'
NGC1988 Spermatozoon NGC2026
Y Tau HD 38451 Berkeley 72
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.