Gorgonea Secunda Pi Persei

Stellar classification



  • X -155
  • Y -88
  • Z -253
→ Sol: 309

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* pi. Per


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 310 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). 積屍 (Jīshī), westernized into Tseih She, and the meaning is "the Piled-up Corpses". R.H. Allen misidentified Tseih She as β Persei (Algol).

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