Algol (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Algol is visible all night. It will become visible around 18:51 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 14° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:10, 88° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:08, 46° above your western horizon.

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Name Algol
Object Type Star
Other Names
β-Per
26-Per
HR 936
HD 19356
HIP 14576
TYC 2851-2168-1
Gaia DR2- 239863001382455424
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:
Variable
2.11 (V) [2]
2.10 (BT) [1]
2.10 (VT) [1]
4.34 (G) [4]
4.98 (BP) [4]
2.60 (RP) [4]
B-V Color (mag):-0.01
Right ascension:03h08m10s [4]
Declination:+40°57'20" [4]
Distance:27.6 parsec
89.9 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):3.4 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):119.0°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-0.09

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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