Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Centaurus ←     Cepheus: Cepheus, The King     → Cetus

(possessive form Cephei, abbreviation Cep) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Cepheus is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy, and one of several constellations linked by a single mythology. The King of ancient Ethiopia (which extended over a much larger region than the current country), Cepheus plays a minor role as the spouse of Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia, who angered the sea-god Poseidon by declaring herself more beautiful than any of the Nereids. (See Andromeda for the rest of the story.)

Historical Map of Cepheus
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing the region near Cepheus

Modern Map of Cepheus
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
IAU/S&T map of Cepheus

Constellations Bordering Cepheus
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Cepheus
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Cep (Alderamin)

β Cep

γ Cep

δ Cep

ε Cep
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Centaurus ←     Cepheus: Cepheus, The King     → Cetus