Menkib - ξ Persei (xi Persei)
Menkib, also designated as ξ Persei (xi Persei), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
Menkib visual magnitude is 4.04. Because of its moderate brightness, Menkib should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Menkib:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Menkib
Menkib is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Menkib are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Menkib in the sky:
Visibility of Menkib from your location
Today's Menkib - ξ Persei (xi Persei) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Menkib
The image below is a photograph of Menkib from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Menkib is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Menkib from the Sun and relative movement
Menkib is distant 1,771.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 70 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Menkib
Menkib belongs to spectral class O7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Menkib is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.