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Constellation family primarily of the northern sky

Number of members9
Member constellationsAndromeda, Auriga, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus, Lacerta, Pegasus, Perseus, Triangulum
Celestial QuadrantsPrimarily NQ1 and NQ4, with some member constellations extending into NQ2, SQ1 and (marginally) SQ4
Right Ascension20h02 to 09h11
Declination+88.8° to -24.7°
Total Area (sq deg)5,865
Brightest StarCapella in Auriga
Optimum VisibilityNovember
NotesA group of nine constellations of the autumn and early winter skies of the northern hemisphere, this constellation family is mainly grouped around Perseus and Andromeda. Cetus the Whale is also a member constellation, separated from all the others by the band of the Zodiac family.


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