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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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01Andromeda, The Princess

NAME: Andromeda (an-DROM-eh-duh)

SEASON: Autumn

CULMINATION: 9:00 p.m., late November

ABBREVIATION: And

GENITIVE: Andromedae (an-DROM-eh-dye)

NEIGHBORS: Ari, Cas, Lac, Peg, Per, Psc

BINOCULAR OBJECTS: NGC 205 (M 110), NGC 221 (M 32), NGC 224 (M 31), NGC 752

URBAN OBJECTS: NGC 221 (M 32), NGC 224, (M 31), NGC 752, NGC 7662, 57-γ (STF 205)

Andromeda is a large constellation, ranking 19th in size among the 88 constellations. It covers 722 square degrees of the celestial sphere, or about 1.8%. Andromeda is one of the ancient constellations. In Greek mythology, Princess Andromeda was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia of Æthiopia. The vain Cassiopeia bragged publicly that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, ...

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