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Encyclopedia > Cepheus (constellation)
Cepheus

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Abbreviation Cep
Genitive Cephei
Symbology The King/ King Cepheus
Right ascension 22 h
Declination +70°
Area 588 sq. deg.
Ranked 27th
Number of main stars 7
Number of stars

(Bayer-Flamsteed) This is a celestial map of the constellation Cepheus. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda (mythology) be merged into this article or section. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ...

35
Number of stars with planets

(BF, variable, other stars)

1, 0
Number of bright stars

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1
Number of nearby stars

(Distance < 100 ly) Distance is a numerical description of how far apart things lie. ...

7
Brightest star α Cep (Alderamin)
(App. magnitude 2.44)
Nearest Star η Cep
(Distance: 45.8 ly)
Meteor showers

None Alpha Cephei (α Cep / α Cephei) is a star in the constellation of Cepheus. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Distance is a numerical description of how far apart things lie. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in vacuum in one Julian year. ... Leonid Meteor Shower // A meteor shower, also known as a meteor storm, is a celestial event where a large number of meteors are seen within a very short period of time. ...

Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −10°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November

Cepheus (IPA: /ˈsiːfiəs, ˈsiːˌfjuːs/) is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda (mythology) be merged into this article or section. ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... A medieval artists rendition of Claudius Ptolemaeus Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ...

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Notable features

γ Cephei is a binary star approximately 50 light years away from Earth. The system consists of an orange star and a red dwarf. Due to the precession of the equinoxes, γ Cephei will be the pole star between 3000 and 5200 A.D., with the closest approach to the north celestial pole around 4000 A.D. Gamma Cephei (γ Cep / γ Cephei) is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Artists impression of a binary system consisting of a black hole, with an accretion disc around it, and a main sequence star. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in vacuum in one Julian year. ... Red Dwarf is a British science fiction sitcom that ran for eight series, from 1988 to 1999. ... Precession of the equinoxes refers to the precession of the Earths axis of rotation. ... For other uses of the words Pole star and Polestar see Polestar (disambiguation). ... The 30th century comprises the years 2901-3000 of the Gregorian calendar. ... (4th millennium &#8211; 5th millennium &#8211; 6th millennium &#8211; other millennia) The fifth millennium is a period of time which will begin on January 1, 4001 and will end on December 31, 5000. ... For the meaning in finance, see futures contract. ...


δ Cephei is the prototype Cepheid variable. It was discovered to be variable by John Goodricke in 1784. It varies between apparent magnitudes 3.5 and 4.3 over a period around 5.4 days. Delta Cephei (δ Cep / δ Cephei) is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Cepheid in the Spiral Galaxy M100 A Cepheid variable or Cepheid is a member of a particular class of variable stars, notable for a fairly tight correlation between their period of variability and absolute luminosity. ... Most stars are of almost constant luminosity. ... John Goodricke (September 17, 1764 – April 20, 1786) was an amateur astronomer. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ...


There are three red supergiants in the constellation that are visible to the naked eye. μ Cephei is known as "Herschel's Garnet Star" due to its deep red colour. It is a semiregular variable star that varies between magnitudes 3.4m and 5.1m over a period of 730 days. The star is around 11.8 AU in radius. If it were placed at the centre of our solar system, it would extend to the orbit of Saturn. Like μ Cep, VV Cephei (VV Cep) is also variable, ranging from magnitudes 4.8m and 5.4m over a period around 20 years. The third red supergiant is HR 8164, whose apparent magnitude is 5.66m. Betelgeuse, viewed from a distance of 8 AU. By comparison, this is our own Sun, and how it would appear when viewed from the same distance. ... Mu Cephei (μ Cep / μ Cephei), also known as Erakis or Herschels Garnet Star is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Semiregular variable stars are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral type showing considerable periodicity in their light changes, accompanied or sometimes interrupted by various irregularities. ... The astronomical unit (AU or au or a. ... Major features of the Solar System (not to scale): The Sun, the eight planets, the asteroid belt containing the dwarf planet Ceres, outermost there is the dwarf planet Pluto (the dwarf planet Eris not shown), and a comet. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Kruger 60 is a 10th magnitude binary star consisting of two red dwarfs. Its components are known as Kruger 60 A and Kruger 60 B. The star system is only 13 light years away from Earth. Kruger 60 A is a red dwarf star approximately 13. ... Kruger 60 B is a red dwarf star approximately 13. ...


Notable deep sky objects

NGC 188 is an open cluster that has the distinction of being the closest open cluster to the north celestial pole, as well as one of the oldest known open clusters. NGC 6946 is a spiral galaxy in which seven supernovae have been observed, more than in any other galaxy. Open Cluster NGC 188 (or simply NGC 188) is a open cluster in the Cepheus constellation. ... The Pleiades is one of the most famous open clusters. ... Spiral Galaxy NGC 6946. ... A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by the following physical properties: Spiral Galaxy M74 presents a face-on view of its spiral arms. ... Multiwavelength X-ray image of the remnant of Keplers Supernova, SN 1604. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light years in diameter and approximately 60 million light years distant. ...


Mythology

When including fainter stars, visible to the naked eye, Cepheus appears as a man with a crown (upside down with respect to the ecliptic). Together with other constellations nearby (Andromeda, Perseus, Cassiopeia, and possibly Pegasus), and the constellation Cetus below Cepheus, this may be the source of the myth of the Boast of Cassiopeia, with which it is usually identified. Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... It has been suggested that Andromeda (mythology) be merged into this article or section. ...


Notable and Named Stars

BD F Star Names and other designations Mag. Ly away Comments
α 5 Alpha Cephei, Alderamin, Alderaimin 2.45 49
  • الذراع الأيمن að-ðirā al-’ayman The Right Arm
γ 35 Gamma Cephei, Arrai, Alrai, Errai, Er Rai 3.21 45
  • الراعي ar-rāī The Shepherd
β 8 Beta Cephei, Alfirk, Alphirk 3.23 600
  • الفرقة al-firqah The Flock
ζ 21 Zeta Cephei, Tsao Fu 3.39 730
  • A mighty charioteer in Chinese mythology
η 3 Eta Cephei, Al Agemim, Al Agimim 3.41 47
  • الاغميم al-agimym The Sheep Fold (together with α Cep and β Cep)
ι 32 Iota Cephei, Alvahet, Al Wahat 3.50 115
  • الواحة al-wahat "the Oasis", from الواحة القفر al-wahat al-qafr the Desert Oasis
δ 27 Delta Cephei, Alrediph, Al Radif, Cepheidus Prototypus 4.07, 6.31 965
  • الرادف al-rādif the Follower
  • Latin for "Prototype Cepheid"
  • pulsating variable, Cepheid variable prototype
ε 23 Epsilon Cephei, Phicares, Phicareus 4.18 84
  • < phikaris the Fire-Kindler (Phoenician)
θ 2 Theta Cephei, Al Kidr 4.21 136
  • < القدر al-qidr The Bowl
μ -- Mu Cephei, Garnet Star, Erakis 4.23 3300
ν 10 Nu Cephei, Cor Regis 4.25 260
  • < cor regis Latin for "Heart of the King"
ξ 17 Xi Cephei, Kurhah, Alkurah, Alkurab, Al Kirdah 4.26 102
  • < القُرّة al-qurrah The Blaze [referring to a horse's brow]
κ 1 Kappa Cephei 4.38 330
π 33 Pi Cephei 4.41 220
υ1 Upsilon-1 Cephei 4.52
11 11 Cephei 4.55
ο 34 Omicron Cephei 4.75 210
9 9 Cephei 4.76
24 24 Cephei 4.79
16 16 Cephei 5.04
λ 22 Lambda Cephei 5.05 1650
19 19 Cephei 5.07
31 31 Cephei 5.08
6 6 Cephei 5.19
30 30 Cephei 5.19
18 18 Cephei 5.26
20 20 Cephei 5.27
7 7 Cephei 5.42
ρ 29 29 Cephei, Al Kalb al Rai 5.50, 5.83
  • < كلب الراعي kalb ar-rāī [The] Dog of the Shepherd
  • < binary star; eclipsing variable
26 26 Cephei 5.52
12 12 Cephei 5.53
14 14 Cephei 5.55
4 4 Cephei 5.59
13 13 Cephei 5.74
25 25 Cephei 5.75
28 28 Cephei 5.83
15 15 Cephei 6.69
υ2 Upsilon-2 Cephei 6.90
Kruger 60, Kruger 60 A&B 9.85, 11.30
  • < Kruger 60-B is a flare star
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Source: The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed., The Hipparcos Catalogue, ESA SP-1200 Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to stars (and other celestial bodies). ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A light-year or lightyear, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in vacuum in one Julian year. ... Alpha Cephei (α Cep / α Cephei) is a star in the constellation of Cepheus. ... Gamma Cephei (γ Cep / γ Cephei) is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Beta Cephei (β Cep / β Cephei) is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Zeta Cephei (ζ Cep / ζ Cephei) is a star in the constellation of Cepheus. ... Delta Cephei (δ Cep / δ Cephei) is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Mu Cephei (μ Cep / μ Cephei), also known as Erakis or Herschels Garnet Star is a star in the constellation Cepheus. ... Sir Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel (November 15, 1738 Hanover - August 25, 1822 Windsor) was a German-born astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering the planet Uranus, and made many other astronomical discoveries. ... Alkurah (arab. ... Kruger 60 is a binary star system composed of A and B components, both of which are red dwarf stars. ...


See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A medieval artists rendition of Claudius Ptolemaeus Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; c. ... Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... For other uses, see Aquarius (disambiguation). ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes (IPA: ), a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or ), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Corona Australis (IPA: ) or Corona Austrina (IPA: , Latin: ) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Hercules (IPA: ) is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Hydra (IPA: ) is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lepus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a constellation, lying just south of the Celestial equator, below the constellation Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by Orion the hunter. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Scorpius (, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major (IPA: ) is a constellation visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andromeda (IPA: ) is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... For other uses, see Aquarius (disambiguation). ... Aquila (IPA: , Latin: ; sometimes named the Vulture), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, also mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes (IPA: ), a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (IPA: , Latin: , and similar to Latin: ) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (IPA: , Latin: ) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis (IPA: ) or Corona Austrina (IPA: , Latin: ) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Crux (IPA: , Latin: ), commonly known as the Southern Cross (in contrast to the Northern Cross), is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but nevertheless one of the most distinctive. ... Cygnus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules (IPA: ) is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra (IPA: ) is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (IPA: , Latin: ) is a constellation, lying just south of the Celestial equator, below the constellation Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by Orion the hunter. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx (IPA: ) is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion (IPA: ), a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... For the astrological sign, see Pisces (astrology). ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... For the astrological sign, see Sagittarius (astrology). ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (IPA: ) is a constellation visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula (IPA: , Latin: ) is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

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