Abbreviation: Â And
English Name: Â The Chained Maiden
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Pegasus.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -40 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:Â October/November
Seen between:Â August and December
Right Ascension (RA):Â Â 01 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +40 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 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 ObjectsÂ in Andromeda
- M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy)
- M32 -Â Satellite galaxy of The Andromeda Galaxy(Elliptical Galaxy)
- M110 -Â Satellite galaxy of Andromeda (Elliptical Galaxy)
Other objects in Andromeda
- 149x objects:Â New General Catalogue (NGC)
- 26x objects:Â Â Index Catalogue (IC)
- 3x objects:Â Collinder Catalog (Cr)
Features of Interest
- The Open ClusterÂ NGC752Â is an easy binocular objects, andÂ NGC 7662Â is a planetary nebula for small telescopes.
Brightest Objects in Andromeda
- AlperatzÂ (Alpha And)
- MirachÂ (Beta And)
- AlmaakÂ (Gamma 1 And)
- AdhilÂ (Xi And)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Andromeda, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Andromeda
- List of stars inÂ Andromeda
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