Merak (Star)

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Image of Merak
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Merak is visible all night. It will become visible around 18:25 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:50, 42° 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:24.4 parsec
79.7 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):88.0 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):67.6°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):0.41

Fairfield

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

41.14°N
73.26°W
EST

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