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Night Sky Handbook: Cassiopeia

by Maxwell Tielman


The constellation Cassiopeia takes its name from the Greek myth of Cassiopeia—a queen who, after defying the sea nymphs with the proclamation that her daughter Andromeda is more beautiful than them, is banished to spend eternity on a throne in the sky. Cassiopeia has five main stars and is most visible during the month of November.

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