Notes From The Book:
- The story Andromeda tells about Perseus and Andromeda , is depicted in the skies of autumn. The tale tells how butiful Andromeda was chained to a rock by her father, Cepheus, as a sacrifice to appease a terible monster from the sea that was devastating his countrys cost line. Fortunately the hero Perseus happend along in a nick of time. slew the monster and married Andromeda.
- Andromeda's constilation is very small, you probly need benoclers to see Andromeda constilation
- Andromeda contains one of the easiest planetary neblulae for small telescope
Andromeda was the princess of Ethiopia, daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia was a boastful woman, and foolishly bragged that she was more beautiful than Juno, the queen of the gods, and the Nereids. In order to avenge the insult to his nymphs, Neptune sent a sea monster to ravage the Ethiopian coast. (Some accounts state that the constellation Cetus represents the sea monster, but a more common view of Cetus is that he is a peaceful whale.)Perseus tells Andromeda's parents that he'll kill the monster if they agree to give him their daughter's hand in marriage. They of course give him their consent, and Perseus kills the monster. (His exact method of doing so varies in different versions of the myth. Ovid has Perseus stab the monster to death after a drawn-out, bloody battle, while other versions have the hero simply hold up the head of Medusa, turning the monster to stone.) Andromeda is freed, and the two joyously marry