The W-shape of Cassiopeia, upside-down as seen when it is near the
zenith, is centered in the photograph; north is down and a bit left. From left to right
are Caph (Beta), Shedar (Alpha), Gamma Cas, Ruchbah (Delta),
and Segin (Epsilon). Kappa, which completes Cassiopeia's
"Chair," is below Shedar. Rho and 6 Cas are respectively up
and to the left and down and to the left of Caph, while Iota
Cas is toward the lower right corner. Sigma is the brighter of the pair directly above Rho.
Toward upper right is a pair that together are known
as Marfak, the left one Mu Cas, the right one Theta. Phi is on
the line between Ruchbah and the Marfaks.
Zeta Cas is the brightest star just above Shedar, while Lambda
is down and to the left of Zeta. The hypergiant HR 8752
is at far left center. To the left of Iota is a gentle curve of
stars made, from right to left, of Omega, 43, Psi, and 31.
Near far right center is the famed
Double Cluster in
Perseus. Phi Persei is the brightest star toward the
upper right corner.