Cassiopeia is the beautiful wife of Cepheus, king of Ethiopia and the mother of Andromeda. Cassiopeia was quite happy with the match.
Five main stars make up Cassiopeia one is a shell star. There are only two supernova remnants. All four brighter than the 3rd magnitude. Ruchbah it is 99 light years from earth. Cassiopeia is a constellation in the norther sky area. It is 1/48 constellations listed in the 2nd century Greek astronomer also 1/88 constellations we have today. Its pretty easy constellation to point out shaped like a "W" made out of 5 different stars. Its at the opposite side of the Ursa Major (Big Dipper).