Stock 2 (St 2) - Muscle Man

Introduction | Map | Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster St 2 (Muscle Man) in the constellation Cassiopeia.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster St 2 in the constellation Cassiopeia got its name Muscle Man due to its characteristic shape and is, according to Stoyan, a "must" for small telescopes. Using small magnifications or binoculars, it can be observed together with the Perseus double cluster, which makes the most pleasure, as Stoyan points out.

Stock 2 - By Roberto Mura (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Size: 80' Stoyan)
Distance: 1050 light years
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

St 2 between Cassiopeia and Perseus (this open star cluster belongs to Cassiopeia) and Perseus Double Cluster NGC 884/869

 

Own Observations

Observations October/November 2017

 

References

On this Site