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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed Number43 Persei
HR (BSC)1210
Right Ascension3h 56m 37s
Declination+50° 41' 43"
Distance124 light years
38 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.3
Absolute: +2.4
Spectral ClassF5V Bright Yellow Dwarf
Optimum VisibilityDecember (Usually visible from northern latitudes)

43 Persei and its surroundings in northern Perseus. The brighter blue-white star to the east is Lambda Persei (actually much more distant than 43, but also far more luminous), while the orange-yellow patch to the northwest is the emission nebula NGC 1491. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

43 Persei is a dwarf star not dissimilar to the Sun, though somewhat hotter (it belongs to the F-type rather than the Sun's cooler G-type yellow classification). It is 125 light years from the Solar System in the direction of the Milky Way's Perseus Arm. Its dwarf status combined with its distance make it a rather faint star in the sky, and very difficult to detect without the aid of a telescope. 43 Persei falls within the northern parts of the constellation Perseus, a little over two degrees from that constellation's border with neighbouring Camelopardalis.