This wide-angle view shows four constellations of the Andromeda myth seen as they rise: Andromeda herself (the sweeps of stars toward the bottom), her mother Cassiopeia, the Queen (her "W" or "Chair" toward far left center), part of Cepheus the King (at the upper left corner), and Pegasus the flying horse (on which Andromeda's rescuer Perseus rode, its Great Square seen to the right). The small fuzzy spot just down and to the left of center is the Andromeda galaxy, M 31.

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See a wide-angle view of Cassiopeia and Perseus.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.