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  Cepheus Objects
The constellation of Cepheus, the King, is one of the oldest constellations and plays an important part in Greek Mythology.
To the Arab world, Cepheus is seen as a shepard, his dogs and his sheep.
Although of a distinctive shape, the main stars in Cepheus are not blazingly bright.
www.astropix.com /HTML/E_SUM_N/CEPHEUSO.HTM   (147 words)

  Cadeau personnalisé : Nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
Vous pouvez aussi choisir la constellation en fonction des facilités d'observation astronomiques et préférer une constellation qui sera visible à une date particulière de l'année.
Pour vous aider à effectuer votre choix, nous vous présentons ci-dessous des constellations classifiées de diverses façons.
Cadeau personnalisé, nommer une étoile parmi les constellations
www.starbox.fr /constellation/constellationcentre.htm   (202 words)

  The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cepheus is a house-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/stars/constellations.shtml   (2295 words)

 Cepheus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cepheus, northern constellation, located near the north celestial pole.
Alderamin, the brightest star of the constellation, is of the third...
Cassiopeia (mythology), in Greek mythology, the wife of Cepheus, king of Ethiopia.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Cepheus.html   (61 words)

 Cepheus (abbr. Cep, gen. Cephei)
The King, father of Andromeda; a northern constellation, mostly circumpolar from as far south as latitude 30° N, with a noticeable quadrilateral shape made from Alpha, Beta, Iota, and Zeta.
Cepheus contains several variable stars that are prototypes of their classes, the most important of which is Delta Cephei.
VV Cep is a huge eclipsing binary of the Zeta Aurigae type, consisting of a red supergiant and a smaller blue companion in a 20.3-year orbit (magnitude range 4.7 to 5.4; R.A. 21h 56.7m, Dec. +63° 38').
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/C/Cep.html   (258 words)

 The Constellations : Starshine.com
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
www.starshine.com /frankn/astronomy/constellations.asp   (6841 words)

 Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: October Constellations
The remaining constellations of October are relatively unremarkable, composed mainly of faint stars with no deep sky objects worthy of mention.
Cepheus, the King, is visible all year in the northern hemisphere.
Cepheus was the husband of Cassiopeia and the father of Andromeda.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b10.html   (360 words)

 Observing the Constellations
Cepheus, anxious to placate Poseidon, chained the unfortunate Andromeda to a rock by the seashore, to await her death at the hands of a sea monster, Cetus.
The constellation of Cassiopeia is one of the most distinctive, and is one of the many ancient groupings to which a legend is attached.
She was decapitated in one blow, and the more ornate constellation drawlngs depict Perseus holding Medusa's head As he returned, Perseus rescued the hapless Andromeda from the clutches of the sea monster Cetus, After marrying Andromeda, Perseus presented the Gorgon's head to Athene.
www.csulb.edu /~gordon/constel.html   (1660 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Cepheus
King Cepheus scolded the relative by asking why he hadn't come for her when she was bound to the ocean cliff, in mortal peril.
Cepheus failed to resolve the situation and a fight broke out in which many of the wedding guests were turned to stone.
Upon his death, King Cepheus was placed in the heavens alongside his wife, with his daughter and her husband Perseus nearby.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/cepheus.html   (263 words)

 Constellations: Cepheus, King of Ethiopia
The constellation gave rise to the name of the 'standard' stars used in estimating the distances of other stars in the same region, the Cepheid Variables, named after delta cephei, the first such star discovered.
The constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, and Pegasus are intertwined in Greek legend.
Cepheus, King of Ethiopia, was the father of the Princess Andromeda, and husband to Cassiopeia.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/cepheus.htm   (223 words)

 Cepheus the King
This constellation is believed to date as far back as 23 centuries and that is was recognized by the Chaldeans.
Cepheus, King of Ethiopia, and husband of the vain Caaaiopeia sits on his throne as he circles the pole.
It has also been said that Cepheus was one of the Argonauts and that he accompanied Jason on the quest for the golden fleece.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constallations_html/cepheus.html   (337 words)

The constellations, as they were described in Greek mythology, were mostly god-favoured (or cursed) heroes and beasts who received a place in the heavens in memorial of their deeds.
As the constellation gradually rises earlier and earlier in the night, its place on the solar horizon at dawn is eventually replaced by the next constellation of the zodiac, namely Cancer, in mid June.
Here the constellations were apparently believed to dwell deep beneath the earth in the misty pit of Tartaros, or else within the lands of the dead.
www.theoi.com /Cat_Astraioi.html   (3358 words)

 Constellation Cepheus
Cepheus is among the oldest constellations in the northern sky and played an important part in Greek mythology.
The oracle told Cepheus that there was only one way to stop the slaughter: "You must offer your daughter Andromeda as a sacrifice." She was to be chained to the rocks on the coast and left for Cetus to devour.
Chinese mythology also gives Cepheus and honored place in the sky, where he is known as Tsao Fu, the famous charioteer of around 950 B.C. Instead of seeing Cepheus as the King, Arabian nomads saw a shepherd, his dog and his sheep.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/cepheus.html   (649 words)

King Cepheus was the King of Ethiopia, which in Greek myth, according to Ridpath, was conceived to be a country stretching from Palestine down to the shores of the Red Sea and included parts of present-day Israel, Jordan and Egpt.
Cepheus was descended from Zeus, and the offspring that resulted from Zeus' liason with Io.
Cepheus wife Cassiopeia was very beautiful, but very vain as well.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/cep.html   (246 words)

Cepheus (AKA-18) was launched 23 October 1943 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Miss J. Sharpe; transferred to the Navy 15 December 1943; and commissioned the next day, Captain R. Hall, USCG, in command.
Cepheus put to sea with the Camel Beach Attack Group 13 August 1944, and after a safe passage along a route designed to camouflage the convoy's destination, arrived off the beaches east of Saint Raphael just before dawn of 15 August.
Cepheus arrived in the transport area off Okinawa on 1 April 1945, and since her cargo was destined for use after the initial assault, sent her boats for use in unloading three other transports.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c5/cepheus-i.htm   (580 words)

 Cepheus Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The other Cepheus was the son of Belus, king of Egypt (who was himself the son of Poseidon).
This is a nebula positioned between Cepheus and Cassiopeia; actually this object has been classified in a planetary or diffused nebula according to reference.
A tiny planetary nebula in the pentagon of Cepheus is NGC7139.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Cepheus.html   (1790 words)

Cepheus is name of the ancient Ethiopian king, which of asterism can be found in the autumn's Milky Way just west of Cassiopeia's chair.
Constellation Cepheus is positioned at fairly northern region in the celestial sphere; there is the Polar star just outside of this picture downward.
The Cepheus is famous for the prototype of an important class of variables, delta Cephei, so-called "The Cepheid".
www.ne.jp /asahi/stellar/scenes/seiza_e/cep.htm   (210 words)

 Cepheus Constellation
The other Cepheus was the son of Belus, king of Egypt (who was himself the son of Poseidon).
This is a nebula positioned between Cepheus and Cassiopeia; actually this object has been classified in a planetary or diffused nebula according to reference.
A tiny planetary nebula in the pentagon of Cepheus is NGC7139.
www.wingmakers.co.nz /Cepheus.html   (1145 words)

 Constellations, Family Science, Kids Involved Doing Science, Charles & Priscilla Scaife, Union College
Alternatively, if you can locate the Big Dipper, which is often one of the easiest constellations (or "asterism", meaning that it is a part of a larger constellation) to find, you will be able to find the North star and gain a sense of compass direction from that.
Facing Polaris, pass through the right-hand pair of stars forming the trapezoid of Cepheus for about the same distance as Cepheus was from Polaris, reaching Deneb, the brightest star which is at the top of the Northern Cross.
Because all of the stars and constellations in our night sky appear to revolve around Polaris, there will be seasons when some of the constellations will be so low on the horizon that they will be difficult or even impossible to see, depending on where you live.
www.union.edu /PUBLIC/KIDS/fsnFindingConstellations.htm   (1165 words)

 Cepheus Constellation
Cepheus sits side by side next to his wife, Cassiopeia.
Cepheus is shaped like the side of a house.
In the Greek myth, Cepheus was the king of Ethiopia.
library.thinkquest.org /5014/cepheus.html   (29 words)

 Cepheus Constellation
On the above constellation map click on adjacent contellations to view them.
This unaided eye constellation sky map has the following limits: Stars shown for brighter than 6 limiting magnitude, Star names labels shown for stars brighter than 4 limiting magnitude, Bayer/Flamsteed code labels shown for stars brighter than 5 limiting magnitude, Deep sky objects shown for objects brighter than 6 limiting magnitude.
This constellation sky map was created by the freeware program Home Planet for Windows 95 (Release 3.0 February 1997) by John Walker.
www.stargazing.net /David/constel/constel/cepheus.html   (85 words)

The oracles told Cepheus that in order to save his people he must sacrifice his daughter to a great sea monster: Andromeda was tied to a rock along the coastline, dressed only in her jewellery.
So Perseus arrives at the scene and has a quick chat with Cepheus and Cassiopeia; it is agreed that should he rescue their daughter, he can marry her.
Poseidon then put Cepheus and Cassiopeia into the heavens, but with a twist: he made the vain Cassiopeia spin around on her chair, spending half the year upside down.
www.dibonsmith.com /cep_con.htm   (1310 words)

 Santa 1: Yes Virginia, Santa Claus is coming tonight, page 2 of 4
Constellation is a word made up of the words connection and stellar, which means star like.
For all eternity, she will be connected to that constellation, for she connected stellar performance in her life, and was rewarded an eternal place in the stars.
Cepheus is the king that lives near the North Pole.
www.siloam.net /members.aol.com/chimney97/private/santa1b.htm   (3008 words)

 Cepheus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Alderamin, the brightest star of the constellation, is of the third...
Cepheus (Ancient Greek: Κηφεύς, Kepheús, meaning gardener) may refer to: * Cepheus, King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology.
The constellation of Cepheus, the King, is one of the oldest constellations and plays an important...
encarta.msn.com /Cepheus.html   (177 words)

 Star Tales – Cepheus
The kingdom of Cepheus was not the Ethiopia we know today, but stretched from the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean southwards to the Red Sea, an area that contains parts of the modern Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
Cepheus was married to Cassiopeia, an unbearably vain woman whose boastfulness caused Poseidon to send a sea monster, Cetus, to ravage the shores of Cepheus’s kingdom.
Cepheus was instructed by the Oracle of Ammon to chain his daughter Andromeda to a rock in sacrifice to the monster.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/cepheus.htm   (319 words)

 Andromedia Galaxy & Constellation - Crystalinks
This constellation is best known for the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, one of the most famous objects in the sky, which can most easily be found (it can be seen even with the naked eye once you get a bit out of a lightpolluted city) and gives a brilliant view in each optical instrument.
In Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Ethiopia.
Cepheus then consulted the oracle of Ammon, and was told that he had to sacrifice his daughter to the sea monster in order for the problem to end.
www.crystalinks.com /andromeda.html   (1421 words)

 Winter Constellations Applet
The constellation Cepheus takes the form of a simple house (a triangle on top of a square) and the star that we just found is the top of the house.
King Cepheus chained Andromeda to a rock beside the sea in an attempt to please the Cetus (the Sea Monster) who was greatly offended by Cassiopeia’s suggestion that Andromeda was the finest lady in the land.
Lying to the southeast of Procyon, is the constellation Hydra.
www.ioncmaste.ca /homepage/resources/web_resources/CSA_Astro9/files/multimedia/unit1/constellations_winter/constellations_winter.html   (1799 words)

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