Algieba

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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.
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The second brightest is Beta Leonis and the third brightest star is Gamma Leonis.
Being near gamma Leonis I had bookmarked the date and was glad the weather obliged--heavy frost.
So in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), the brightest star is listed as Alpha Leonis, the second brightest star is Beta Leonis, and the third brightest star is Gamma Leonis.
2nd-magnitude double star Gamma Leonis, also known as Algieba.
The components of Gamma Leonis have been moving farther apart ever since their separation was first measured, but the rate of increase has slowed dramatically--an effect that can only be due to gravity.
Between the evenings of February 16th and 17th for the Americas, Vesta threads the gap between Gamma Leonis (magnitude 2.
The golden components of Gamma Leonis, magnitudes 2.
Famous attractions of Leo include the classic double star Algieba, or Gamma Leonis, described three pages back, the bright and colorful long-period variable R Leonis, and the "Leo trio" of spiral galaxies M65, M66, and NGC 3628.