Glenn Chaple's observing basics: Cassiopeia delights
November 2004: Cassiopeia is profuse with telescopic wonders — especially double stars and open star clusters.
A few months ago, I explored some deep-sky sights in Cassiopeia with my 4-inch Dobsonian-mounted reflector. Immersed in the Milky Way, Cassiopeia is profuse with telescopic wonders — especially double stars and open star clusters. Armed with a star atlas and finder charts, I worked my way from one end of Cassiopeia to the other, concentrating on anything accessible to a beginner using a small-aperture telescope. Try your luck with the following, using the map on this page to help you find your way around Cassiopeiae.