Cassiopeia (constellation)

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Cassiopeia
Constellation
Cassiopeia
AbbreviationCas
GenitiveCassiopeiae
Pronunciation/ˌkæsi.ˈp.ə/ Cássiopéia,
colloquially /ˌkæsiˈp.ə/ Cássiópeia;
genitive /ˌkæsi.ˈp./
Seembolismthe Seatit Queen
Richt ascension22h 57m 04.5897s–03h 41m 14.0997s[1] h
Declination77.6923447°–48.6632690°[1]°
Aurie598 sq. deg. (25t)
Main starns5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
53
Starns wi planets7
Starns brichter than 3.00m4
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)7
Brichtest starnα Cas (Schedar) (2.15m)
Nearest starnη Cas (Achird)
(19.42 ly, 5.95 pc)
Messier objects2
Meteor showersPerseids
Borderin
constellations
Camelopardalis
Cepheus
Lacerta
Andromeda
Perseus
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −20°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o November.

Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northren sky, named efter the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek meethology, who boastit aboot her unrivalled beauty.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cassiopeia, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

Coordinates: Sky map 01h 00m 00s, +60° 00′ 00″