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Gorgonea Quarta

Omega Persei, 28 Persei

Proper NameGorgonea Quarta
Bayer DesignationOmega Persei
Flamsteed Number28 Persei
HR (BSC)947
Right Ascension3h 11m 17s
Declination+39° 36' 42"
Distance309 light years
95 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.61
Absolute: -0.27
Spectral ClassK0III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityNovember

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The fourth of the four Algolian 'demon' stars is Gorgonea Quarta, a giant orange star with no known companion stars or planets. The Gorgonea of its name is a reference to the head of the Gorgon Medusa, whose severed head Perseus is represented as carrying in his hand.


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