sirrah

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formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy

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The triplet is located 21/2 [degrees] east of the Great Square of Pegasus, about equidistant from Alpha Andromedae and Gamma Pegasi.
To the east of Alpha Andromedae (Alpheratz) can be found a small cluster of galaxies, VV 166, with NGC 68 the brightest, at around magnitude 13.
The much brighter southern line consists of three almost equally spaced 2nd-magnitude stars: Alpha Andromedae (Alpheratz or Sirrah), Beta Andromedae (Mirach), and Gamma Andromedae (Almach).
The eastern side of the Great Square is formed by Gamma Pegasi (Algenib) and Alpha Andromedae (Alpheratz).
A creature of mythology and fantasy, it contains another well-known asterism, the Great Square of Pegasus, made up of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Pegasi, and Alpha Andromedae (a star that was called Delta Pegasi before it "migrated" across the border to Andromeda).