Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and one of the 88 modern constellations.
Located in the northern hemisphere, it is named for Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, in the Greek myth, who was chained to a rock to be eaten by the sea monster Cetus. Prior to the Greeks naming Andromeda, the Babylonians also recognized the collection of stars as a female figure. In Chinese astronomy, the stars that make up Andromeda were members of four different constellations that had astrological and mythological significance; a constellation related to Andromeda also exists in Hindu mythology.
Its brightest star, Alpha Andromedae (⍺ And), is a binary star that has also been counted as a part of Pegasus. The constellation's most obvious deep-sky object is the Andromeda Galaxy which is the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and visible to the naked-eye. The constellation is most easily visible in November.
|Ink Name||A And|
|Country of Origin||Korea|
|Dry Time||30 seconds in a Pilot VP medium nib on Rhodia|