Pi Persei


Pi Persei
Stars of Perseus
π Persei
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 02h 58m 45.7s
Declination +39° 39' 46"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.7
Distance 362 ly
(111 pc)
Spectral type A2Vn
Other designations
Gorgonea Secunda, 22 Per, HR 879, HD 18411, FK5 2207, SAO 56047

Pi Persei (π Per) is a star in the constellation Perseus. It also has the traditional name Gorgonea Secunda.

Pi Persei has an apparent magnitude of +4.7 and spectral class A2V. The star is about 362 light years from Earth.

In Chinese astronomy, Gorgonea Secunda is called 積屍, Pinyin: Jīshī, meaning Heap of Corpses, because this star is marking itself and stand alone in Heap of Corpses asterism, Stomach mansion (see : Chinese constellation).[1]. 積屍 (Jīshī), westernized into Tseih She, but the name Tseih She was designated for β Per (Algol) by R.H. Allen and the meaning is "the Piled-up Corpses" [2]

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