Delta Cephei

Stellar classification

F

Coordinates

  • X -852
  • Y 10
  • Z -237
→ Sol: 884

Object type

  • Classical Cepheid
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
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Wiki

Delta Cephei (δ Cep, δ Cephei) is the Bayer designation for a quadruple star system located approximately 887 light-years away in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus, the King. At this distance, the visual magnitude of the star is diminished by 0.23 as a result of extinction caused by gas and dust along the line of sight. It is the prototype of the Cepheid variable stars that undergo periodic changes in luminosity.

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