Cassiopeia By. Ryeli
Constellation My constellation’s name is Cassiopeia , Cassiopeia is queen of Ethiopia or Andromeda's mother. It’s located in the northern hemisphere. It can be seen in November at 9:00 pm. It is part of Greek mythology.
Summary of Myth Cassiopeia kept bragging about how her daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than the sea nymphs. Because of what she said Poseidon sent a sea monster after her land. The only way to stop the monster was to sacrifice Andromeda so she was chained to a rock to be eaten. Perseus came down to rescue her. Cassiopeia was then sent to the heavens never to return because of what she did to her daughter.
Stars • SHEDIR-orange giant- 228 light years distant. • •Caph-subgiant-54.5 light years • •Ruchbah-eclipsing binary-99 light years • •Segin-bluewhite giant-440 light years • •Achird-hydrogen fusing dwarf-19.4 light years
Bibliography • http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellations.html • http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/constellations/ • http://www.dibonsmith.com/ari_con.html • http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/cassiopeia-constellation/