Pherkad (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 , Pherkad is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 00:32, 57° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 21:31 (EDT), 50° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:42, 45° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Pherkad
Object Type Star
Other Names
γ-UMi
13-UMi
HR 5735
HD 137422
HIP 75097
TYC 4414-2314-1
Position
Constellation:Ursa Minor
Magnitude:
Variable
3.03 (V)[2]
3.10 (BT)[1]
3.03 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.06
Right Ascension:15h20m43s [2]
Declination:+71°50'02" [2]
Distance:120.5 parsec
392.8 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):25.4 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):313.2°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-2.37

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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