Gamma Pegasi


Distance (Light Years) 333 ± 28
Apparent Magnitude 2.83
Color (B-V)-0.23

Names For This Star

Algenib represents the tip of the wing of the Flying Horse. The name is Arabic and derives either from the Arabic names Al Janah, meaning "The Wing" oor Al Janb meaning "The Side".

Description of the Star

Algenib is a blue B2IV subgiant. The Apparent Magnitude and distance of this star imply a luminosity about 660 times that of the sun.

Burnham describes the star as a varible star of the Beta Canis Majoris type. The brightness variation amounts to about 0.03 magnitude with a period of 3 hours and 38 minutes (0.15 days).

Other Designations For This Star


88 Pegasi

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)


Harvard Revised (HR Number)


Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)


Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+14 14
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)



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Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
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