Mirfak (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Mirfak is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 17° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:57 (EDT) – 4 hours and 50 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 17° above the north-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:51.

Name Mirfak
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Per
33-Per
HR 1017
HD 20902
NSV 1125
HIP 15863
TYC 3320-2808-1
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Magnitude:
Variable
1.81 (V)[2]
2.42 (BT)[1]
1.87 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.51
Right Ascension:03h24m19s [2]
Declination:+49°51'40" [2]
Distance:138.9 parsec
452.8 lightyears [2]
Proper motion (speed):36.9 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):131.8°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.90

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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