Alnitak (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 , Alnitak is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 6° below the horizon at dusk.

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Name Alnitak
Object Type Star
Other Names
ζ-Ori
50-Ori
HR 1948
HD 37742
NSV 2553
HIP 26727
TYC 4771-1188-1
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:
Variable
1.90 (V)[2]
1.57 (BT)[1]
1.70 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):-0.10
Right Ascension:05h40m45s [2]
Declination:-01°56'33" [2]
Distance:250.6 parsec
817.0 lightyrs [1]
Proper motion (speed):4.7 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):57.5°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.10

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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