Alkaid (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 , Alkaid is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:28 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 79° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:20, 18° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Alkaid
Object Type Star
Other Names
η-UMa
85-UMa
HR 5191
HD 120315
NSV 6450
HIP 67301
TYC 3467-1257-1
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:
Variable
1.86 (V)[2]
1.73 (BT)[1]
1.84 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):-0.10
Right Ascension:13h47m32s [2]
Declination:+49°18'47" [2]
Distance:34.5 parsec
112.4 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):122.3 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):260.1°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-0.83

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
EDT

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