Constellation The Queen

Cassiopeia (The Queen): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Queen
  • Best seen in: November
  • Family: Perseus
  • Latitude: +90° to -20°

Cassiopeia or The Queen is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Perseus constellation family. Cassiopeia is best seen in November (from latitudes +90° to -20°).

Known from Greek Mythology, Cassiopeia, the boastful wife, sits between Cepheus, her husband, and Andromeda, her daughter. Recognized as a wide W in the night sky, she was banished to sit upside down for half the year, chained to her throne, as punishment for her vanity. In 1572 a supernova, named Tycho’s star, entered the constellation and was reportedly seen by observers for an entire year.

Cassiopeia Constellation Map

Cassiopeia Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Queen (Cassiopeia)

The constellation Cassiopeia contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Gamma Cassiopeiae
  • Schedar
  • Caph
  • Ruchbah
  • Segin
  • Achird
  • Zeta Cassiopeiae

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Cassiopeia include: Messier 52, Messier 103, Cassiopeia A, The Pacman Nebula, The White Rose Cluster, NGC 185, NGC 147.

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