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Andromeda

Quick Facts

Name:Andromeda
an-DROM-eh-duh
Meaning:Princess (Proper)
Abbreviation:And
Genitive:Andromedae
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -40°
Viewing Season:Fall
Best Seen In:November, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:September 23
Right Ascension:0.54 hours
Declination:38.5 degrees
Area:722.278 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Andromeda

About Andromeda

Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, the king and queen of Ethiopia. She was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to Cetus, the sea monster as punishment for her mother's boast that she was more beautiful than all the Nereids (sea nymphs). Andromeda was saved by Perseus when he turned Cetus to stone by using the dismembered head of Medusa. The constellation's creation is credited to the Greeks, but it is likely that they borrowed it and the story from the Babylonians.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlpheratzAlpha And
MirachBeta And
AlmaakGamma 1 And
AdhilXi And

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M31Spiral Galaxy
M32Elliptical Galaxy
M110Elliptical Galaxy

Neighboring Constellations

CassiopeiaPerseus
LacertaPisces
PegasusTriangulum
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