Astronomy

Beta Cassiopeiae – Star Facts

- 16 October 2019

Beta Cassiopeiae

Beta Cassiopeiae has the traditional name of Caph which is derived from the Arabic language (kaf) meaning ‘palm’. The core of this star is in the process of heating and shrinking, while its outer layers are cooling and expanding. In fact, it is now about three times the size of the Sun. Caph also has a companion star.