Constellation: Cepheus
Right Ascension: 21h 56m 39.14385s
Declination: +63° 37′ 32.0174″
Distance: 4,900 ly
Apparent Magnitude: 4.8 - 5.36
B-V Color Index: 1.82, 0.36
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VV Cephei is another one of the red super giant stars located in our galaxy. It is also an eclipsing binary star system with a much smaller companion star that is close enough to draw off some of outer layers of the primary star. The orbital period of the pair is around 20 years. The interaction of the secondary star pulling off the outer layers makes for some interesting spectroscopic variations as the stars eclipse one another.

Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
Camera: ZWO 2600 MM