This lonely target star is in the far north of the sky over SETI net and as such it is viewable nearly all day, all night, all year.

I should scan it more often - right?

Al Kalb al Rai is a white main-sequence star in the constellation Cepheus. At 245 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 5.45. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 8.2 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 24,000 and 37,400 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 22h 29.9m, Dec +78° 49.2'

Common designations: Al Kalb al Rai, Rho Cephei, 29 Cephei, HIP 111056, HD 213798, HR 8591

From Ashland Astronomy Studio