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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Gamma Cephei’

Earthsky Tonight—August 5, Constellation Cepheus

Earthsky Tonight—August 5, Constellation Cepheus looks like a house

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The constellation Cepheus represents a King. It is faint, but its distinctive shape makes it easy to locate, if you look in the north on August evenings. Cepheus resembles the stick house we all drew as children – and that children today still draw – with a square for the base and a triangle for the roof. In the case of Cepheus, the tip of the roof (a star known as Gamma Cephei, or Er Rai) points generally ... Full Story

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