Mirfak (Star)

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From Fairfield , Mirfak is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 14° above the horizon. It is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 20:58 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 14° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:04 when it dips 13° above your north-western horizon. At 04:37, it will return to an altitude of 13° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 14° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:42.

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Name Mirfak
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Per
33-Per
HR 1017[1]
HD 20902
NSV 1125
HIP 15863[5]
TYC 3320-2808-1[4]
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:
Variable
1.81 (V) [3]
2.42 (BT) [2]
1.87 (VT) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.51
Right ascension:03h24m19s [3]
Declination:+49°51'40" [3]
Distance:155.3 parsec
506.2 lightyrs [5]
Proper motion (speed):35.4 mas/yr [5]
Proper motion (pos ang):137.8°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.15
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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