Algieba

Algieba

(al-jee -bă) (γ Leo) An orange giant that is the second-brightest star in the constellation Leo. It is a multiple star, forming a visual binary (separation 4″.4, period 619 years) with a 3rd-magnitude yellow companion. mv : 2.2 (A), 1.84 (AB); Mv : –0.5; spectral type: K0p III (A), G7 III (B); distance: 32 pc.