γ Cassiopeiae is a luminous blue sub giant star (B0IV:evar) in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
γ Cassiopeiae is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and the center star of the W-shape of Cassiopeia. It is also a binary star system and an eruptive variable star, whose brightness varies from 1.6 to 3.0 mag. Its brightness variation is caused by material being lost from the star.
γ Cassiopeiae is located next to the beautiful reflection nebulae IC 59 and IC 63, which can be seen as red clouds on long-exposed astro photos. Being only 3 to 4 lightyears away from γ Cassiopeiae, they are cosmic neighbors.
0h 56m 42.5s (14.17709°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
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γ Cassiopeiae is the brightest bluish star in this photograph. It is right above the beautiful reflection nebulae IC 59 and IC63.
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