The Deep Photographic Guide to the
The constellation of the month
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Latin: Cassiopeia (Cas)
Cassiopeia is as big "W" in the sky a well known and easy to find constellation
In mid of November it culminates at about 21:00 local time (9:00 pm).
With its very northern declination of +46 to +87 degrees it
is circumpolar for most northern hemisphere observers.
I.e. it never sinks below the horizon and can be seen all the year.
| English:|| Cassiopeia
|| Spanish:|| Casiopea
| German:|| Kassiopeia
|| French:|| Cassiopée
Cassiopeia is positioned directly in the Milky Way.
A lot of galactic emission nebulae and open star clusters can be seen
there (see deep sky objects). The visually
brightest star is Shedir with 2.2 mag. In the "W" it is the
second star from the right.
© all photographs taken by
Till Credner and