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 Fairfield , Algol is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:20 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:03, 89° above your south-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:24, when it sinks below 14° above your north-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

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
EST

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