Aldebaran (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Aldebaran is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:27 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:38, 67° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:33, when it sinks to 12° above your western horizon.

Name Aldebaran
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Tau
87-Tau
HR 1457
HD 29139
HIP 21421
TYC 1266-1416-1
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Brightness (V):Mag 1.0
Variable
B-V Color (mag):1.48
Right Ascension:04h35m55s
Declination:+16°30'35"
Distance:21.8 parsec
71.0 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):200.4 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):161.0°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-0.70

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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