Andromeda

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Abbreviation:  And
English Name:  The Chained Maiden
Genitive: Alpheratz
Hemisphere:  Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Pegasus.
Visible between latitudes:  
+90 and -40 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:  October/November
Seen between: August and December
Right Ascension (RA):  01 hour
Declination (DEC):  +40 degrees
Area (square degrees):  772 (19th)

Andromeda (The Chained Maiden)

  • A large constellation of the Northern Hemisphere, adjoining the Square of Pegasus (The Winged Horse).
  • The main stars lie in a line leading away from Pegasus, and the star Alpha Andromedae (Sirrah or Alpheratz, mag 2.1) actually forms one corner of the Square.
  • The most famous object in the constellation is the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31).

Messier Objects in Andromeda

  • M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy)
  • M32 – Satellite galaxy of The Andromeda Galaxy(Elliptical Galaxy)
  • M110 – Satellite galaxy of Andromeda (Elliptical Galaxy)

Other objects in Andromeda

Features of Interest

  • The Open Cluster NGC752 is an easy binocular objects, and NGC 7662 is a planetary nebula for small telescopes.

Brightest Objects in Andromeda

Named Stars

  • Alperatz (Alpha And)
  • Mirach (Beta And)
  • Almaak (Gamma 1 And)
  • Adhil (Xi And)

Others

  • Photo of the constellation; Andromeda, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  –  Andromeda
  • List of stars in Andromeda

 

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