Schedar, Shedir, Alpha Cassiopeiae, 18 Cassiopeiae
|One of the five stars that form the famous 'W' of
Cassiopeia. Though it is designated 'Alpha', it is not
in fact the brightest of the five - that distinction belongs to neighbouring Cih.
Schedir is an orange giant
of variable magnitude, whose
apparent brightness in the sky varies by
0.07 of a magnitude over a regular period.
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