Dad-stronomy 101: Gamma Cassiopeiae

GAMMA CASSIOPEIAE Location: Cassiopeia Constellation Classification: Eruptive variable star Distance: ~550 light-years Alternate Names: Tsih, Navi (after US astronaut Virgil Ivan Grissom's middle name spelled backwards) Apparent Magnitude: 2.47 Meaning of Name: in Chinese, it is named "the whip" Fun Facts: located as the center of the "W" asterism it's rapid rotational velocity gives it an … Continue reading Dad-stronomy 101: Gamma Cassiopeiae