Cepheus (constellation)

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Cepheus
Constellation
Cepheus
AbbreviationCep
GenitiveCephei
Pronunciation/ˈsfiəs/ or /ˈsfjuːs/;
genitive /ˈsfi/
Symbolismthe King/King Cepheus
Right ascension20h 01m 56.4481s–09h 03m 19.7931s[1]
Declination88.6638870°–53.3532715°[1]
Area588 sq. deg. (27th)
Main stars7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
43
Stars with planets1
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starα Cep (Alderamin) (2.45m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Cygnus
Lacerta
Cassiopeia
Camelopardalis
Draco
Ursa Minor
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.

Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cepheus, constellation boundary". The Constellations (International Astronomical Union). http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/#cep. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

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