Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.
Cepheus was one of the Argonauts and the king of ancient Joppa. His wife, Cassiopeia got him, as well as other citizens of this seaside city, into trouble by boasting about herself and her daughter Andromeda.
Cepheus, sitting across Milky Way, is populated by numerous star clusters and nebulae. IC1396, despite its dimness, stands out among those deep sky objects as one of the best examples of large nebular complexes.
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