Next stop in the A-Z challenge, as we make our tour of heavenly bodies, is the letter K. There’s no constellations that begin with K. I suppose I could look for another heavenly body with a K such as Kim Kardashian, but frankly I hope I never hear of that family again. A better choice would be Ksenia Kakhnovich, a Russian model from Vladivostok. But since no one knows of her and I wouldn't even know how to begin to say her name (I had to do a google search for models whose name began with a K), I'll going to bend the rules a bit and have us look at Cepheus, or make that King Cepheus.
|Heavenly body "Ksenia Kakhnovich"|
Cepheus was the king of Aethopia (or Ethiopia). We’ve already met him at letter A for he is the husband of Cassiopeia and the father of Andromeda. In the winter sky, he can be seen high above, on his throne, with his hands raised in prayer to the gods as we asks for a miracle (whose name was p ) to save his daughter. Andromeda was offered up as a sacrifice to atone for her mother’s bragging.
Cepheus isn’t as easy to find as his wife, but he’s up there with stars not quite as bright. If you are not too far south, you can find him this evening in the north, east of Cassiopeia and under the little dipper. I think the constellations look like a house (box with a triangle roof on top).