Perseus, The Hero

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Perseus

Perseus, the Hero, can be found in the sky during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere. With a little imagination, you can see the image of a man in the stars. He has a sort of triangular body, with two legs and feet that look like they are curling up towards the head. There are also two arms stretching out, possibly carrying some sort of weapon or the head of Medusa.
This constellation Perseus was a Greek mythological hero whose adventures provide the background stories of other constellations. He was fathered by the King of Gods Zeus who seduced his mother Danae, a beautiful princess whose father was the King of Argos.
The King of Argos previously consulted an Oracle who predicted that his daughter’s son would eventually kill
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The combined apparent visual magnitude of the pair is +2.9 v per B 7,895[7] K v per A 5,170[8] K The distance to this system has been measured using the parallax technique, giving an estimate of roughly 243 light-years. I think is a red giant.
Mirfak
Also known as Alpha Persei, Mirfak is located around 500 light years from Earth and is the brightest star in the constellation, it 's a white supergiant with a diameter around 30 times larger than the sun. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 1.8, Surface temperature: 6,350 K it is a blue star.
Algol
Also known as Beta Persei, Algol is actually a three star system located around 90 light years from Earth, the primary star is eclipsed by one of its less bright companions every 3 days causing its brightness to dip considerably for several hours. In the late 18th century the star was the first such eclipsing binary to be discovered. Historically Algol has been referred to as the "Demon Star", this may be due to the ancients perceiving its dimming in brightness as a harbinger of bad luck. Algol 's magnitude is usually near-constant at 2.1, but regularly dips to 3.4 every 2.86 days (2 days, 20 hours and 49 minutes) during the roughly 10-hour-long partial

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