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.
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Algieba is one of our finest double stars, its golden magnitude-2.
But Regulus is only slightly brighter than the Sickle's next-brightest star, 2nd-magnitude Algieba, or Gamma ([gamma]) Leonis.
1) 'spectacular' on 2010 February 17 when the asteroid passed between Algieba (gamma Leonis) and 40 Leonis.
The brightest star in the Sickle's curve is Gamma ([gamma]) Leonis, commonly known as Algieba, a delightful double star for any telescope.
A telescope reveals Algieba to be a fine double star, with components tinted yellow-orange and yellow.
2nd-magnitude double star Gamma Leonis, also known as Algieba.
The second-brightest star in the Sickle is Gamma ([gamma]) Leonis or Algieba, which a telescope reveals to be a fine double star (separation 4.
But Leo also possesses two 2nd-magnitude stars: the fine double star Algieba, or Gamma ([gamma]) Leonis, and Denebola, also called Beta ([beta]) Leonis, which marks the Lion's tail.
The brightest star in the curve is Algieba, a wonderful double star for any telescope.
Algieba ([gamma] Leonis) is a superb pair of radiant golden yellow suns that ranks as one of the finest doubles in the sky.