North from Cassiopeia

The five stars making up Cassiopeia, on the opposite side of Polaris, look like the letter W. A line from the middle of the W brings you to Polaris,(see Figure 8.9 and Figure 8.9b).

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^ This orbit takes 28500 years

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Polaris

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28 500 years.

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North Pole —

Plane of earth's orbit

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South Pole

8.8 Precession of the Equinoxes

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