Rigel (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 (click to change), Rigel is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 41° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:13, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:49, when it sinks to 10° above your western horizon.

Name Rigel
Object Type Star
Other Names
β-Ori
19-Ori
HR 1713
HD 34085
NSV 1882
HIP 24436
TYC 5331-1752-1
Position
Constellation:Orion
Brightness (V):Mag 0.3
Variable
B-V Color (mag):0.02
Right Ascension:05h14m32s
Declination:-08°12'05"
Distance:237.0 parsec
772.5 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):2.7 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):225.0°
Source for position: The Tycho Catalogue (ESA 1997)
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-6.59

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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