Alnilam (Star)

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From Ashburn , Alnilam is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 18:09 (EST), 29° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:24, 49° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:10, when it sinks below 13° above your western horizon.

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Name Alnilam
Object type Star
Other names
Alnilam
ε-Ori
Epsilon Orionis
46-Ori
46 Orionis
HR 1903[1]
HD 37128
HIP 26311[5]
TYC 4766-2450-1[4]
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:
Variable
1.72 (V) [3]
1.55 (BT) [2]
1.69 (VT) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-0.12
Right ascension:05h36m12s [3]
Declination:-01°12'06" [3]
Distance:606.1 parsec
1975.8 lightyrs [5]
Proper motion (speed):1.6 mas/yr [5]
Proper motion (pos ang):118.4°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.19
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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