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

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

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  7
Size  5.5'
RA (2000)  12h 35' 43.7"
Dec (2000)  12° 1' 30" S
Constellation  Corvus

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
17 Apr 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
6 Apr 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
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

(σ1659) De. notices that this triangularly arranged triple is within a large triangle, 7, 7.2, 9.5

Steve Coe

1 degree SW from M 104 in Virgo; 4 stars of 7th magnitude including double star Struve 1659
Other Data Sources for The Stargate
Nearby objects for The Stargate
5 objects found within 120'
NGC4484 NGC4524 The Stargate
Sombrero's Arrow NGC4594
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.