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Cassiopeia Constellation
Constellation Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia, the Mother of Andromeda (Cas)

The constellation of Cassiopeia, the Mother of Andromeda, is best viewed in the Fall season during the month of November for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Schedar at magnitude 2.24. The boundary of the Cassiopeia constellation contains 14 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Mother of Andromeda
      1. Genitive:
      2. Cassiopeiae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cas
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. November
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. N
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 0h 52m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 60° 18'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Schedar (2.24m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 14
      1. Quadruple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 4
      1. Messier objects:
      2. M103,
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 3 (pulsar) stars
      1. Gamma-ray Stars:
      2. 1 stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 2
      1. Other:
      2. Runaway star, microquasar, 2 hypergiants, 2 protostars, 3 novae, 2 magnetars

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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