Cassiopeia and Cepheus (Roll over image for constellation lines and labels)   HOME INDEX BACK NEXT

The constellations Cassiopeia, the queen, and Cepheus, the king, are circumpolar constellations for the mid-northern latitudes, which means that they never drop below the horizon. However, they can be seen best when they are high in the northern sky during fall and winter evenings. Just south of the "W" shape of Cassiopeia is the famous Perseus Double Cluster. Also visible in this image is Herschel's Garnet Star, a very red variable star.  

Image details:  13 images, each 120 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera at a focal length of 35 mm.

October 2008