Menkar (Star)

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Image of Menkar
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Menkar is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:46 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 54° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:34.

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Name Menkar
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Cet
92-Cet
HR 911
HD 18884
HIP 14135
TYC 58-1618-1
Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:
Variable
2.54 (V) [1]
4.69 (BT) [1]
2.72 (VT) [1]
B-V Color (mag):1.68
Right ascension:03h02m16s [1]
Declination:+04°05'23" [1]
Distance:76.4 parsec
249.0 lightyrs [2]
Proper motion (speed):77.6 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):187.7°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-1.88

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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