Cepheids and Other Variable Types

  • Martin Griffiths
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Variable stars may have been known since antiquity, but one particular type of star is all important in the multiplicity of applications to our understanding of the universe. How and why some stars vary is a study that was essentially started by the Cepheid variable stars, a group of objects bunched under the name of their progenitor, δ in the northern constellation of Cepheus the King.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Griffiths
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  1. 1.Dark Sky Wales, BlackmillBridgend, WalesUK

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