Algenib


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Algenib

(al-jee -nib) (γ Peg) A remote bluish-white subgiant that is one of the brighter stars of the constellation Pegasus and lies on the Great Square of Pegasus. It is a variable star with a very short period of about 4 hours, during which its visual magnitude ranges between 2.80 and 2.87. mv : 2.83 (var.); Mv : –3.1; spectral type: B2 IV; distance: 153.5 pc. Algenib is also an old name for the star Mirfak.

Algenib

[‚al′jen·əb]
(astronomy)
A star in the constellation Pegasus.
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99sec, nearly a second better than the previously best, clocked by Algenib in 1992.
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