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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Algenib and Alpheratz point almost directly northward to Beta Cassiopeiae (Caph), which marks the western end of Cassiopeia's M or W.
If you imagine a line in Pegasus from Alpheratz to Algenib, and then extend that line southward, you get to the magnitude 2.
99sec, nearly a second better than the previously best, clocked by Algenib in 1992.
His trainer, Juan Esteban Bianchi, who paid only 6,000 pesos (then about pounds 3,570) for this nervy colt as a yearling, always had confidence in the son of the 1990 Pellegrini winner, Algenib.
Its four stars are, clockwise from the northwest corner, Scheat, or Beta ([beta]) Pegasi; Markab, or Alpha ([alpha]) Pegasi; Algenib, or Gamma ([gamma]) Pegasi; and Alpheratz, or Alpha Andromedae.

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