Pollux (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 , Pollux is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 17:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 13° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:13, 78° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 06:40, when it sinks to 12° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Pollux
Object Type Star
Other Names
β-Gem
78-Gem
HR 2990
HD 62509
NSV 3712
HIP 37826
TYC 1920-2194-1
Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:
Variable
1.22 (V)[2]
1.32 (VT)[1]
2.46 (BT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.97
Right Ascension:07h45m19s [2]
Declination:+28°01'34" [2]
Distance:9.9 parsec
32.4 lightyears [2]
Proper motion (speed):636.9 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):266.9°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):1.24

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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