Mu Cephei
DSS image of Mu Cephei
Overlaid DSS image of Mu Cephei, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Mu Cephei
Herschel's Garnet Star, Mu Cep, μ Cep
BD+58 2316, HD 206936, HR 8316, WDS J21435+5847A, SAO 33693, GSC 03979-01616, HIP 107259

Type  Variable Star
Magnitude  4.08 (avg.)
Right Ascension  21h 43' 30.5"  (2000)
Declination  58° 46' 48" N
Constellation  Cepheus
Classification  M2-Ia
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Sep 2, 2021    Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 175x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Brilliant rich orange, no companion noted

Andrew Cooper
Nov 2, 2019    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6 Moon: 39%

A bright star, visible to the unaided eye, bright orange

Steve Coe

Herschel's Garnet Star; famous; 3.7-5m; 12m comp* @ 40sec
― SAC Red Star Database
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Mu Cephei