[see-fee-uh s, -fyoos]
- Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco.
- Also Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda.
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Alfirk (al-ferk´), or Alphirk, "stars of the flock," β Cephei.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
The star β Cephei has recently been discovered to be a spectroscopic binary with the wonderfully short period of 4h 34m 11s.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
The pole star lies nearly in a line joining the brighter stars α Cephei and α Cygni.To Mars via The Moon
If you have a good field-glass, try its powers upon the star Delta (δ) Cephei.Astronomy with an Opera-glass
Garrett Putman Serviss
- a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole StarSee also Cepheid variable
from Latin Cēpheus named after the mythical king
- Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, father of Andromeda and husband of Cassiopeia
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- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.
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