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A Field Book of the Stars/Coma Berenices

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COMA BERENICES (kō'-ma ber-e-nī'-sez)— BERENICE'S HAIR.

Location—A line drawn from Regulus to Zosma, in Leo, and prolonged an equal distance, strikes this fine cluster, which is 18 degrees northeast of Zosma.

The group lies well within a triangle formed by Denebola, Arcturus in Boötes, and Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici, which triangle is the upper half of the Diamond of Virgo.

Twenty or thirty stars in this group can be counted with binoculars, and the group can be easily distinguished with the naked eye, when the moon is not visible.

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