Constellations of Andromeda, Lactera and Triangulum
DMI image reference And.    « Previous || Next »   All constellations
Andromeda Roll mouse over picture to see constellations
Image and text ©2008 Akira Fujii/David Malin Images.

In the picture above, top left is NE and the image covers 71 x 57 degrees. Image centre is located at 00:56:23.4, +43:08:11 (H:M:S, D:M:S, J2000) Astrometric data from and constellation boundaries are from Night Vision

About Andromeda
From ancient times the constellation of Andromeda has represented a woman and in Greek mythology Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the Phoenician kingdom of Ethiopia. There's much more about this in Wikipedia

The constellation is the 19th largest in the sky and covers about 720 square degrees. The best-known object in this field is M31, its companion M32 and M110, and M33 in Triangulum (see below). The image also contains the constellations of Lactera (the Lizard) and Triangulum (the Triangle) and the familiar 'W' of Cassiopeia (but not the whole constellation). It also shows parts of Cephus, Camelopardalis, Pegasus, Perseus and Pisces. The original photograph was on 4 x 5 inch film and the marked constellation boundaries have been distorted slightly to match the sky image, which is in effect a curved surface projected on to a flat plane.

The main named stars in the field shown are Achird (η Cas), Adhil (ξ And), Alderamin (α Cep), Algenib (γ Peg), Algol (β Per), Almak (γ And), Alpheratz (or Sirrah, α And = δ Peg), Caph (β Cas), Castual, Cih (γ Cas), Hamal (α Ari), Marfak, Matar, Mesarthim (γ Per), Mirach (β And), Miram (η Per), Mirfak (α Per), Ras Muthallath (Mothallah, Caput Trianguli, α Tri), Ruchbah (δ Cas), Schedar (α Cas), Scheat (β Peg), Segin (or Navin, ε Cas) and Sharatan (β Per).

Adjoining constellations:   Aries, Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Pegasus, Perseus, Pisces,

Related images (other sources)
Caltech_M31 M31, the Andromeda galaxy
INT 1.           The nucleus of M31 (direct image)
INT 2.           The nucleus of M31 (unsharp mask image)
INT 5.           M33 (NGC 589), the Pinwheel galaxy, central regions
INT 6.           M33 (NGC 589), the Pinwheel galaxy, wide field

Milky Way & Crux | constellations, wide field | the constellations | planets & stars | binocular views
| star trails solar eclipses | moon & lunar eclipses | comets & aurorae
David Malin, 2009 October 15