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Cepheus

Constellation of the northern sky

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GenitiveCephei
AbbreviationCep
Right Ascension20h01 to 08h30
Declination+53.1° to +88.5°
Area (sq deg)588
Brightest StarAlderamin
Optimum VisibilityAugust (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
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Named for a mythical Ethiopian king, Cepheus lies close to the Northern Celestial Pole.

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