The constellation Perseus is found during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
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The constellation Perseus is a hero. In Greek mythology, Perseus killed Medusa. He also saved Andromeda from the monster, Cetus. The hero was put in the sky along with Andromeda, Cetus, Queen Cassiopeia and King Cepheus. Look for all of them in the night sky!
Look for Perseus during the winter if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. You can imagine the stars look like a man if you try. Can you see a body with two legs, two arms and a head in the image? His right leg is the star Algol. Algol is really cool, because every 3 days it looks like it winks!
There are lots of objects to look at in Perseus. Use a small telescope or binoculars to scan the constellation!
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