Cepheus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cepheus a faint constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the pole star
    • n Cepheus (Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cepheus (Astron) A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cepheus One of the ancient northern constellations, preceding Cassiopeia. It is figured to represent the Ethiopian king Cepheus wearing a tiara and having his arms somewhat extended. Its brightest stars are of the third magnitude.
    • n Cepheus A genus of moss-mites, or acarids of the family Oribatidæ.
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Usage

In literature:

Then Cepheus said, 'Hero of the Hellens, stay here with me and be my son-in-law, and I will give you the half of my kingdom.
"The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children" by Charles Kingsley
In Ethopia, which is at the other side of Libya, there ruled a king whose name was Cepheus.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
There, too, sits Queen Cassiopeia in her dazzling chair, while the Great King, Cepheus, towers gigantic over the pole.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
Belus married Anchinoe, daughter of Nile, who gave birth to AEgyptus, Danaus, Cepheus, and Phineus.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
Eam amabat Cepheus maxime.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Cepheus king of the eastern Ethiopia, who was exposed to a sea-monster.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Cepheus is an inconspicuous constellation, lying partly in the Milky Way.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Cepheus, the son of Phoenix, was the father of Andromeda.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
His winged sandals bore him over deserts and mountains, until he arrived at AEthiopia, the kingdom of King Cepheus.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
On every fine night we can see the Great Bear, the Little Bear, the Dragon, Cepheus and Cassiopeia.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
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In news:

The first known Cepheid variable star lies in the southeastern corner of Cepheus the King.
Delta Cephei is a famous variable star in the constellation Cepheus .
Gas, stars and even an pachydermic proboscis mix in this photograph of nebula IC 1396, which lurks within the constellation Cepheus.
Delta Cephei is a famous variable star in the constellation Cepheus.
According to the Howard County Police, Clarence Cepheus Taylor, 37, of Baltimore County, was arrested Thursday at his home and charged with three counts of felony sexual abuse of a minor .
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In science:

He did a very detailed study of B and A stars, including those in Cygnus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, and Auriga.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
HD 216532 is a relatively fast rotator which belongs to the Cepheus OB3 association.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
The nonuniformity nature of the interstellar extinction curve was later confirmed in Cygnus, Orion, Perseus, Cepheus and NGC 2244 by Johnson & Borgman (1963), Nandy (1964), and Johnson (1965).
Interstellar Grains -- The 75th Anniversary
It is also good in the Puppis void, and in PP and its northern extension near Cepheus.
Large-Scale Mass Distribution Behind the Galactic Plane
This indicates the importance of extension of accurate spectroscopic measurements of γ -radiation from Orion, as well from other individual γ -ray emitting clouds detected towards Cepheus, Monoceros, and Ophiuchus (Digel et al., 1999), to the energy region beyond 10 GeV.
Gamma Rays from Molecular Clouds
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