Gamma Cassiopeiae, 27 Cassiopeiae
|Cih is the central star of Cassiopeia's famous 'W'
shape. Despite its 'gamma' designation, it outshines both Schedir and Caph, the Alpha and Beta stars
of its home constellation. It is a luminous blue
star, and highly volatile: its habit of casting rings of matter out into space makes it rather
variable in magnitude.
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