From Fairfield , Merak is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 19:45 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 20:51 when it dips 14° above your north-western horizon. At 02:52, it will return to an altitude of 14° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 32° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:48.
Object Type Star
|2.35 (V) |
2.38 (BT) 
2.35 (VT) 
|B-V Color (mag):||0.03|
|Right ascension:||11h01m50s |
79.7 lightyrs 
|Proper motion (speed):||88.0 mas/yr |
|Proper motion (pos ang):||67.6°|
|Absolute mag (V):||0.41|
All times shown in Fairfield local time.