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Gorgonea Secunda

Pi Persei, 22 Persei

The 'Demon' Star of Algol has three attendants in the heavens: Gorgonea Secunda, Gorgonea Tertia and Gorgonea Quarta. Their names refer to the severed head of the gorgon Medusa, which Perseus holds in his hand. In fact the three gorgons are unrelated to Algol, and lie about three times further from the Earth than that star.


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