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Algieba B

Algieba B is a orange to red Multiple Star System that can be located in the constellation of Leo. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Algieba B's Alternative Names

More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names.

Location of Algieba B

The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Algieba B, the location is 18h 15m 40.06 and +51 ° 37` 45.0 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of Algieba B

Algieba B has a spectral type of K0. This means the star is a orange to red Multiple Star System. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.69 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,671 Kelvin.

Algieba B Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

Algieba B has an apparent magnitude of 8.26 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

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Algieba B Facts

Visual Facts

Star TypeMultiple Star System
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.26
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 15m 40.06
Declination (Dec.)+51 ° 37` 45.0
B-V Index0.69
Spectral TypeK0
Associated / Clustered StarsAd Leonis
Colour(K) Orange to Red

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