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Cepheus
Constellation
Abbreviation Cep
Genitive Cephei
Pronunciation /ˈsfiəs/ or /ˈsfjuːs/;
genitive /ˈsfi/
Symbolism the King/King Cepheus
Right ascension 20h 01m 56.4481s–09h 03m 19.7931s
Declination 88.6638870°–53.3532715°
Area 588 sq. deg. (27th)
Main stars 7
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
43
Stars with planets 1
Stars brighter than 3.00m 1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 3
Brightest star α Cep (Alderamin) (2.45m)
Nearest star Kruger 60
(13.15 ly, 4.03 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers None
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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