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Atik, Zeta Persei, 44 Persei

Proper NamesMenhib, Atik
Bayer DesignationZeta Persei
Flamsteed Number44 Persei
HR (BSC)1203
Right Ascension3h 54m 8s
Declination+31° 53' 1"
Distance752 light years
230 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.9
Absolute: -3.9
Spectral ClassB1Ib blue Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityNovember / December
NotesThis is some confusion over the proper name for this blue supergiant star. While it does not have a formal name, some sources name it Menkhib (perhaps in confusion with Xi Persei to the north) and others give it the name Atik (perhaps in confusion with Omicron Persei to the west).