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|List of stars in Andromeda|
|Right ascension:||1 h|
|Area:||722 sq. deg. (19th)|
|Main stars:||4, 18|
|Stars known to have planets:||8|
|Brightest star:||α And (Alpheratz) (2.07m)|
|Nearest star:||Ross 248 ( ly)|
|Meteor showers:||Andromedids (Bielids)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November
Andromeda is a constellation in the northern sky. It is named after the princess Andromeda in Greek mythology. It is sometimes called "the Chained Lady" or "the Chained Woman" in English. It has also been called Persea ("Perseus's wife") or Cepheis ("Cepheus's daughter"). The astronomer named Ptolemy listed Andromeda when he made a list of 48 constellations. It is also one of the 88 constellations made by the International Astronomical Union.
References[change | edit source]
- Allen (1899) pp.32, 33.
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- Schoening, Vanessa; Harvey. "The Andromeda Galaxy". REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF. http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0424.html. Retrieved 28 Jan 2013.
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