The W-shape of Cassiopeia (infused with the Milky Way), upside-down as seen when it is near the zenith, is centered in the photograph. From left to right are Caph (Beta), Shedar (Alpha), Gamma Cas, Ruchbah (Delta), and Segin (Epsilon). Near far right center is the famed Double Cluster in Perseus, also called "h and Chi Persei," Chi to the right.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.