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Cassiopeia has a distinctive 'W' shape formed by five bright stars. Cassopeia is also opposite the Big Dipper. Cassiopeia contains two stars visible that rank among the most luminous in the galaxy: ρ Cas and V509 Cas, both of the extremely rare class of yellow hypergiants. The star η Cas is a nearby binary star with a yellow Sun-like dwarf and an orange dwarf star.
In Greek mythology Cassiopeia was considered to represent the vain 'Queen Cassiopeia', who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.