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Alpha Cephei (ALDERAMIN)Type of Star: main sequenceDistance from Earth: 49 light yearsAbsolute Magnitude: 1.57Color: yellowishSurface Temperature: 7,600 K
Beta Cephei (ALFIRK)Type of Star: giantDistance from Earth: 595 light yearsAbsolute Magnitude: -3.08Color: blueSurface Temperature: 26,700 K
Gamma Cephei (ER RAI)Type of Star: subgiantDistance from Earth: 45 light yearsAbsolute Magnitude: 2.5Color: orangeSurface Temperature: 4,920 K
Delta CepheiType of Star: giantDistance from Earth: 891 light yearsAbsolute Magnitude: -3.47Color: yellowSurface Temperature: 5,500-6,800 K
Mu Cephei (GARNET STAR)Type of Star: supergiantDistance from Earth: uncertainAbsolute Magnitude: -6.81Color: deep redSurface Temperature: 3,500 K
Cepheus is also know as, the king!
Fun Facts!-Cepheus can be seen all year long in most of the northern hemisphere-can be best seen in October at 9 p.m.-27th largest constellation, occupying an area of 588 square degrees-home to the Wizard Nebula, the Iris Nebula, and the Fireworks Galaxy
HistoryCepheus was the king of Ethiopia. His wife was Cassiopeia, and his daughter was Andromeda. Cassiopeia bragged that her and her daughter were more beautiful than the sea nymphs. Poseidon was angry so he flooded Cepheus' Kingdom.. In order to save his people, Cepheus sacrified his daughter to the sea monster. She was chained to a rock, but Pereus saved her. Andromeda and Perseus decided to get married, and during the wedding, a family relative showed up and said that he was supposed to marry Andromeda. A fight broke out, and Perseus took out Medusa's head to defeat the enemy. Unfortunately he turned everyone in the room to stone, even Andromeda's parents. After, Poseidon put them in the heavens, but with a twist. He made Cassiopeia spin around on her chair so she spent half the year upside down, and for Cepheus he gave a number of medium sized stars to make his face a square, with a pointed crown.
CepheusBy: Kayla Owens