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Cassiopeia Constellation
Constellation Cassiopeia the Mother of Andromeda

Cassiopeia, the Mother of Andromeda (Cas)  

(CASS-ee-uh-PEE-uh)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CASS-ee-uh-PEE-uh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Mother of Andromeda
      1. Genitive:
      2. Cassiopeiae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Cas
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Perseus
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ1
      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. Stars with planets:
      2. 14
      1. Quadruple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 4
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 3 (pulsars) 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 (and not at all in the opposite).



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