Merak (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 , Merak is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:47 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 67° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:30, 23° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Merak
Object Type Star
Other Names
β-UMa
48-UMa
HR 4295
HD 95418
NSV 5053
HIP 53910
TYC 3827-1079-1
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:
Variable
2.35 (V)[2]
2.38 (BT)[1]
2.35 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.03
Right Ascension:11h01m50s [2]
Declination:+56°22'56" [2]
Distance:26.0 parsec
84.9 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):90.8 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):68.6°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):0.27

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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