Alnitak (Star)

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From Cambridge , Alnitak is visible between 19:59 and 05:14. It will become accessible around 19:59, when it rises to an altitude of 13° above your eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:37, 45° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:14 when it sinks below 13° above your western horizon.

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Name Alnitak
Object type Star
Other names
Alnitak
ζ-Ori
Zeta Orionis
50-Ori
50 Orionis
HR 1948[1]
HD 37742
NSV 2553
HIP 26727[5]
TYC 4771-1188-1[4]
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:
Variable
1.90 (V) [3]
1.57 (BT) [2]
1.70 (VT) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-0.10
Right ascension:05h40m45s [3]
Declination:-01°56'33" [3]
Distance:225.7 parsec
735.9 lightyrs [5]
Proper motion (speed):3.8 mas/yr [5]
Proper motion (pos ang):57.5°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.87
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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