Pollux (Star)

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Image of Pollux
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Pollux is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:21 (EDT) – 3 hours and 3 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 22° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:40.

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]
2.46 (BT)[1]
1.32 (VT)[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

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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