W Cassiopeiae
W Cassiopeiae
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W Cassiopeiae
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 49/49/42 x 2m = 4h 40m
Processing: SGP, MaximDL, Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider: LE80,LSX2,GSO2X
W Cassiopeiae is a carbon star located in the Cassiopeia constellation.

W Cassiopeiae is the small red star in the middle of the image. It is listed in SIMBAD as a carbon star and it has a spectral type C9,1e. Visually, it is observed to be the classic deep-hued red color common to most carbon stars.

W Cassiopeiae is a pulsating variable that ranges in visual magnitude from 8.20 to 12.4 over a period of 405.17 days. It is too faint to be seen by the naked eye and a telescope is required to view this star. The star is 1539.1719 parsecs from us which means it is roughly 5020.1073 light years away.

Upsilon 1 Cassiopeiae can be seen at the very top of the image.

The bright star at the very top of the full size image is Upsilon1 Cassiopeiae1 Cas). To see υ1 Cas in this image you will need to zoom all the way out, or scroll up to the very top. In the thumbnail versions of this image, υ1 Cas is cropped out and is not visible.

For a better look at Upsilon Cas, a link to an image of both Upsilon1 and Upsilon2 Cassiopeiae is listed below. Upsilon 1, (the one visible at the top of this image) is the bright star in the lower right of the Upsilon Cas image.

Images of Upsilon1 Cassiopeiae
Upsilon1 Cassiopeiae imaged with an STF-8300M CCD camera and a CFF 132 refractor
υ1 and υ2 Cas
W Cassiopeiae imaged with an STF-8300M CCD camera and a CFF 132 refractor
W Cas
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