Betelgeuse (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 , Betelgeuse is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 5° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name Betelgeuse
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Ori
58-Ori
HR 2061
HD 39801
HIP 27989
TYC 129-1873-1
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:
Variable
0.57 (V)[2]
2.85 (BT)[1]
0.77 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.74
Right Ascension:05h55m10s [2]
Declination:+07°24'25" [2]
Distance:53.8 parsec
175.3 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):29.9 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):70.2°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.08

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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