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 dawn sky, rising at 22:45 (EDT) – 6 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 49° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:36.

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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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Longitude:
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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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