Mirfak

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Persei, Perseus. It comes from the Arabic word for Elbow from the Arabic Marfiķ al Thurayya,
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Mirphak, Marfak, Mirzac(all with the same meaning as Mirfak), Algenib, Algeneb, Elgenab, Gęnib, Chenib or Alchemb(all coming from the Arabic الجنب al-janb, or الجانب al-jānib, meaning the flank or side), Hinali'i(Hawaiian name).
  • Distance from Sol: 600 ly, 184 pc
  • Type of System: Singular
  • Color: F-Yellow Supergiant
  • Right Ascension: 3h 24m 19s
  • Declination: +49° 51' 40"

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