Cassiopeia, also known as The Seated Queen or The Vain Queen Cassiopeia, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Camelopardalis, Cepheus, Lacerta, Andromeda and Perseus. Cassiopeia has 5 main stars and 14 of its stars have planets. The brightest star in Cassiopeia is Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae).
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Stars within Cassiopeia are: Alpha Cassiopeiae (Schedar), Beta Cassiopeiae (Caph, Chaph, Kaff, Al Sanam al Nakah), Delta Cassiopeiae (Ruchbah, Ksora, Rucba, Rucbar), Gamma Cassiopeiae (Tsih), Epsilon Cassiopeiae (Segin), Rho Cassiopeiae, Zeta Cassiopeiae, V509 Cassiopeiae, Kappa Cassiopeiae, Psi Cassiopeiae, Omicron Cassiopeiae, 50 Cassiopeiae, HR 8832, Upsilon2 Cassiopeiae, Theta Cassiopeiae, Phi Cassiopeiae, Mu Cassiopeiae, 6 Cassiopeiae, Sigma Cassiopeiae, YZ Cassiopeiae, 3C 58, HD 7924, Chi Cassiopeiae, BD+60°2522, HD 17156, Lambda Cassiopeia, 4U 0142+61, LS I +61 303, Gliese 22, Tycho G, HD 240210, WR 1, WR 2, WR 3, Gliese 49, V773 Cassiopeiae, IRAS 23304+6147, HD 240237, AO Cassiopeiae, HR 511, Xi Cassiopeiae, 48 Cassiopeiae, 23 Cas, 1 Cassiopeiae, Pi Cassiopeiae, Tau Cassiopeiae, HD 19275, HR 244, Nu Cassiopeiae, 49 Cassiopeiae and 4 Cassiopeiae. Galaxies within Cassiopeia are: Star Wars Galaxy (TXS 0128+554), Cassiopeia Galaxy (Cassiopeia Dwarf), Maffei 1, Maffei 2, NGC 185, NGC 147, IC 10, Dwingeloo 1, NGC 110, 3C 35, 3C 20, Cygnus A, NGC 278, NGC 520, Andromeda XXI, NGC 93, Andromeda XXXII, M85-HCC1, Andromède XXXIII and Lacerta I/Andromeda XXXI.
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Cassiopeia was introduced in The 100's AD by The Roman Astronomer Ptolemy as 1 of the 48 constellations he listed. In The Classical World Tradition, Cassiopeia is the Queen of Aethiopia and is the wife of The King of Aethiopia, Cepheus. Cassiopeia is also the mother of The Princess Andromeda. Cassiopeia was a very vain and boastful woman. She even dared brag about how she and her daughter Andromeda were more beautiful than the Nereids (Sea Nymphs) to The Classical World god of The Sea, Storms, Earthquakes and Horses, Poseidon. As punishment for her boastful tongue, Poseidon trapped her into the night sky for all eternity in a position where she is on her throne but always clinging on to it, so not to fall off. A boastful tongue will surely be cut off.
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