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Cepheus

Quick Facts

Name:Cepheus
SEE-fee-us
Meaning:King (Proper)
Abbreviation:Cep
Genitive:Cephei
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -10°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:October, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:August 11
Right Ascension:22.52 hours
Declination:71.6 degrees
Area:587.787 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Cepheus

About Cepheus

Cepheus was one of the Argonauts. He was the king of Ethiopia, the husband of Cassiopeia and the father of Andromeda. Our stories of him derive from Greek mythology, but his constellation origniated with the Babylonians.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AlderaminAlpha Cep
AlfirkBeta Cep
AlraiGamma Cep
Herschel's Garnet StarMu Cep
AlkurhahXi Cep
Al Kalb al RaiRho 2 Cep

Neighboring Constellations

CamelopardalisDraco
CassiopeiaLacerta
CygnusUrsa Minor
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