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Cepheus (Cepheus)

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γ Cephei is a binary star approximately 50 light years away from Earth. The system consists of an orange subgiant and a red dwarf. There are three red supergiants in the constellation that are visible.

Cepheus is named after the King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king.

Neighbouring Constellations

Cygnus (Swan)

Draco (Dragon)

Ursa Minor (Little Bear (Dipper))

Camelopardalis (Giraffe)

Cassiopeia (Cassiopeia)

Picture of Cepheus