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Encyclopedia > Andromeda (constellation)
Andromeda
Andromeda
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List of stars in Andromeda
Abbreviation: And
Genitive: Andromedae
Symbology: Andromeda,
the Chained Maiden
Right ascension: 1 h
Declination: +40°
Area: 722 sq. deg. (19th)
Main stars: 4, 18
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 63
Stars with planets: 2
Bright stars: 3
Nearby stars: 5
Brightest star: α And (Alpheratz) (2.1m)
Nearest star: Ross 248 (10.32 ly)
Messier objects: 3
Meteor showers: Andromedids (Bielids)
Bordering constellations: Perseus
Cassiopeia
Lacerta
Pegasus
Pisces
Triangulum
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November

Andromeda (IPA: /ˌanˈdrɒmədə/) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. The constellation is in the northern sky near the constellation Pegasus. It is most notable for containing the Andromeda Galaxy. It is sometimes called "The Chained Maiden" in English. This is a celestial map of the constellation Andromeda. ... This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Andromeda. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... See Andromeda (disambiguation) for other uses of Andromeda. Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids (1840) Théodore Chassériau, Louvre Andromeda was a Greek mythological figure who was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster and was saved by Perseus, whom she later married. ... A maiden may refer to: A female virgin. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (abbrev. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Alpha Andromedae (α And / α Andromedae) is the brightest star in the Andromeda constellation, which is located immediately northwest of Pegasus. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... Ross 248 is a red dwarf star approximately 3. ... A light-year or lightyear (symbol: ly) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one year. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... A meteor shower, some of which are known as a meteor storm or meteor outburst, is a celestial event where a group of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the sky. ... The Andromedids meteor shower is associated with the comet 3D/Biela, which was last observed in 1852. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Cassiopeia (IPA: ) is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen who boasted about her unrivaled beauty. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Pegasus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation, named after the mythological winged horse Pegasus. ... For other uses, see Pisces. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See Andromeda (disambiguation) for other uses of Andromeda. Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids (1840) Théodore Chassériau, Louvre Andromeda was a Greek mythological figure who was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster and was saved by Perseus, whom she later married. ... A variety of rulers A 2 metre carpenters rule Retractable flexible rule A ruler or rule is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing and engineering/building to measure distances and/or to rule straight lines. ... This article concerns how a man differs from women. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Pegasus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation, named after the mythological winged horse Pegasus. ... JASON YOU SUCK!!!!!!! The Andromeda Galaxy (IPA: , also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224; older texts often called it the Great Andromeda Nebula) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2. ...


Corresponding Chinese constellations in Andromeda are Flying serpent (螣蛇), Celestial stable (天廄), Wall (壁), Legs (奎), Southern military gate (南軍門) and Great general of the heaven (天大将軍). Chinese constellations are different from the western constellations, due to the independent development of ancient Chinese astronomy. ... Flying serpent (螣蛇) is an asterism in Chinese constellation Encampment mansion (室宿). [Wikisource:zh:晋书|《晋书·天文志》] describes this asterism as: 腾蛇二十二星,在营室北,天蛇也,主水虫。. Categories: Astronomy stubs | Chinese constellations ...

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Notable features

The brightest star in the constellation is Alpheratz (Sirrah in the image), which marks her head, Bayer designation Alpha Andromedae. Formerly considered common to Andromeda and Pegasus, as confirmed by its name, "navel of the horse", it was also designated δ Pegasi. With α, β, and γ Pegasi it forms an asterism called the Great Square of Pegasus. This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Andromeda. ... STAR is an acronym for: Organizations Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers], the self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticket industry in the UK. Society for Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio, a non-profit New Jersey astronomy club. ... Alpha Andromedae (α And / α Andromedae) is the brightest star in the Andromeda constellation, which is located immediately northwest of Pegasus. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... In astronomy, an asterism is a pattern of stars seen in Earths sky which is not an official constellation. ...


β Andromedae is called Mirach, the girdle. It is 200 light years distant and of magnitude 2.1. Beta Andromedae (β And / β Andromedae) is a star in the constellation Andromeda. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ...


γ Andromedae, or Almach, is found at the tip of the southern leg of the big "A". It is a beautiful multiple star with contrasting colours. Gamma Andromedae (γ And / γ Andromedae) is a four star system in the constellation Andromeda. ... A multiple star consists of three or more stars which appear from the Earth to be close to one another. ...


υ Andromedae has a planetary system with three confirmed planets, 0.71 times, 2.11 times, and 4.61 times the mass of Jupiter. Upsilon Andromedae (Ï… And ) is a star, approximately 44 light-years from Earth, and approximately 3 billion years old, two thirds the age of our Sun. ... An artists concept of a protoplanetary disc. ... An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet beyond the Solar System. ... Adjectives: Jovian Atmosphere [4] Surface pressure: 20–200 kPa[9] (cloud layer) Scale height: 27 km Composition: Jupiter (IPA: or ) is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the solar system. ...


Notable deep sky objects

The most famous deep sky object in Andromeda is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye (M33 is slightly farther). It is an enormous spiral galaxy much like ours. To find the galaxy, draw a line between β and μ Andromedae, and extend the line approximately the same distance again from μ. Deep sky object (DSO) is a term used often in amateur astronomy to denote objects in the night sky other than solar system objects (such as planets, comets and asteroids), single stars and multiple star systems. ... JASON YOU SUCK!!!!!!! The Andromeda Galaxy (IPA: , also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224; older texts often called it the Great Andromeda Nebula) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2. ... The Triangulum Galaxy (also known as Messier 33 or NGC 598) is a spiral galaxy about 3. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 17,000 parsecs in diameter and approximately 20 million parsecs distant. ... For other uses, see Milky Way (disambiguation). ...


Mythology

If fainter stars, visible to the naked eye, in the constellation are considered, then the constellation takes the form of a stick-figure woman, with a prominent belt (as has the constellation Orion), where one arm has something long attached to it, giving the appearance of a female warrior holding a sword. This, together with other stars in the zodiac sign of Aries (part of Pisces, and the Pleiades), may be the origin of the myth of the girdle of Hippolyte, which forms part of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, one of the largest and perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... The term zodiac denotes an annual cycle of twelve stations along the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun across the heavens through constellations that divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Pisces. ... For alternate meanings see Pleiades (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Hippolyta is the Amazonian queen who possessed a magical girdle she was given by her father Ares, the god of war. ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ... For the son of Alexander the Great, see Heracles (Macedon). ...


However, by including still fainter stars, the attachment extends in a different direction, giving the appearance of a maiden held by a chain.[1] Together with other constellations nearby (Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus, Pegasus, and Perseus), this may be the source of the myth of the Boast of Cassiopeia, with which it is usually identified. Cassiopeia (IPA: ) is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen who boasted about her unrivaled beauty. ... Cepheus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Pegasus (IPA: ) is a northern constellation, named after the mythological winged horse Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda (mythology) be merged into this article or section. ...


References

  1. ^ http://borghetto.astrofili.org/costellazioni/andromeda.JPG
  • Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Collins Stars and Planets Guide, HarperCollins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209.
  • H. A. Rey, The Stars — A New Way To See Them. Enlarged World-Wide Edition. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1997. ISBN 0-395-24830-2.

Margret and H. A. Rey in 1951 Hans Augusto H.A. Rey (September 16, 1898 – August 26, 1977), together with his wife Margret Rey, were the authors and illustrators of childrens books, best known for their Curious George series. ...

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